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Creative writing help and resources for writers and teachers from author Pearl Luke.
Building suspense in your stories is key to reader engagement. So which techniques work best?
Write your first draft without stress and writing blocks. Author Pearl Luke provides 8 steps to getting it done.
Original creative writing activities for the classroom or workshop
A novel synopsis, written always in the present tense, will reduce 90,000 words to fewer than five pages as interesting as the original.
Campie, by Barbara Stewart: An intriguing memoir about working in an Alberta oilfield camp
What is Creative Writing? This question might best be answered by showing, not telling, as in the three creative writing examples here.
Inspiring story starters for adult fiction writers. See how professionals start their stories and create interesting first lines of your own.
Writing Revisions: Work on them as you write, or wait until you finish a draft? Advice from Pearl Luke, author.
681 Cliches to avoid in your creative writing.
The creative writing process is personal. Real writers write, and they don't give up until they succeed.
Passive Verbs: How to avoid them and use 'was' and other 'to be' verbs correctly when you must.
Participles: When to use them, when to avoid them in your creative writing.
Book Writing Tips for Serious Writers Who Want a Career Writing
Creative individuals often ask if becoming a writer is difficult. The answer is no. If you want to become a writer, it is within your control to become one.
This bare bones autobiography outline template uses two key failures and a success, the classic three-act dramatic structure.
Editors demand tight writing, and anything less will not be read. Learn how to cut fat and self-edit.
Is it necessary to attend writing courses in order to improve writing style. Having just got one rejection for my novel I feel I need some guidelines as
Pearl: I am a beginning fiction writer and I am interested in getting a creative writing degree to better prepare me for writing novels. What Canadian
I was interested in submitting my story to your website, but apparently I'm well over the Max limit for the character count. I was interested in gettting
As I write, more of my story is revealed. How do I pick a direction or explore a new direction without getting lost? Also, I'm having trouble keeping
Novel Immersion: Write a novel alongside a professional and receive regular feedback
Carolyn Pledge Amaral Wins for her humorous and intriguing story about divorce, The Root of the Matter
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Who by Fire is a story with weight and heat, an absorbing and finely nuanced novel from an author unmistakably in his writing prime. It drills straight to the heart.