There is, still, something I like about writing by hand that I miss when I’m typing on a keyboard. There is a smoothness to the pen and paper and I like having good penmanship. There is no penmanship at all with a keyboard.
Jade Walker posted a quote on Facebook: “It’s not the news that keeps upsetting you. It’s what’s happening that keeps upsetting you.” – Dan Slott
I disagree. Its the way the news is being reported, with lies and propaganda (misinformation, or whatever that trendy word is these days), that’s upsetting me.
When did all the news reports become biased editorials.… Read the rest
Create a story, with some element of horror. An even that would give you nightmares, if it happened to you.
Don’t start with a family photograph. I think that would be a bit creepy, for you and your family. Find an old photograph, black and white works well for the dramatic effect. Also, anyone in the photograph is likely no longer living, if it really is an old photo.… Read the rest
How to Achieve Word Impact
(Another post among many which Suite101 has deleted from their content. I had linked to this on Creative Writing Inspiration and decided to save it on my own site when I found it among the carnage).
Nov 22, 2011 Karen Newcomb
Three word power secrets that add impact in communication
Writing too often simply sits on the printed page and does nothing.… Read the rest
After getting divorced (after having moved to another country and then back home as well) I have a truckload of belongings and one room to my name. Clutter and chaos and a massive lack of storage space meant I had to part with a lot of things. I was able to store some away in the basement of the house I live in.… Read the rest
You’ve always wanted to be a writer, see your name in print and become known as a source of information on your particular topic. Well, welcome to the Internet. It’s a smorgasbord for writers in here, especially if you can work for low pay awhile.
Now don’t look shocked. There are advantages to writing online, even without getting paid much for your time and trouble.… Read the rest
Suite101 is closing and removing their ecourses from SuiteU. I’ve copied some of them here so they will not be lost and future/ current writers can still learn and benefit from the ecourse.
By Thomas Martin
Technical writers have been around for a long time. In some ways, you can even look upon the illuminated manuscripts from medieval times as early technical writing!… Read the rest
From It’s All About Books, The BookWord Game.
The game has been put on hiatus. But, here is the list of all the words created up to now. What can you come up with to add to the list yourself?
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A List of Bookwords
(to be added to as we create them)
RecommenDUD: A book you hate that everyone else loves.
Reprinted from the WordCraft newsletter on BackWash.
It was late at night. I wandered into a Backwash chat. Had a good time. And I found myself saying “yes.” So, here I am, sending you a newsletter about writing, writers, books, literature, etc. And I have a difficult job to fill the shoes of she who precedes me.… Read the rest