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Write or die!
If you, like me, like to write as if you're doing it at gunpoint, check this out. OpheliaBell introduced me to a writing tool that is just b*tchy and badass enough to make my eyes light up with glee.
It's called Write or Die. It's like a other tools, wherein you set a word goal and a time limit, but with a twist. You can set it to "kamikase" and if you don't write for a few seconds, it slowly turns red, and then deletes the last word you wrote. Then the word before that, and so on, until you start typing again. You can also disable backspace, making this a phenomenal freewriting tool. You can't edit or fix typos.
I was stuck with getting started writing chapter 13, which I already had plotted out but couldn't seem to get rolling, when I tried it. I powered through the miasma of fractured thoughts and worries in about fifteen minutes. At the end of the session, my heart was pounding. That's what good writing feels like to me, so I wanted to pass the word alon
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Writing Reference Library
Here are the writing books in my library that every writer should have. Many writer's books are basically "this is how writing works for me" and not really useful to most people. These are not like that.
- Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain - practical guide with lots of examples to illustrate points.
- The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogel - Expansive guide to the monomyth, the story structure of human history.
- Wired for Story by Lisa Cron - Neuroscience behind what grabs people's attention in stories.
- Beginnings, Middles, & Ends by Nancy Kress - Nuts and bolts about specific parts of stories.
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield - How to get through any creative project without losing your mind.
- Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield - Getting away from "amateur mind".
- The Emotion Thesaurus by Becca Puglisi & Angela Ackerman - Guide to body language and expression
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Defining and Redefining with Genre
Defining and Refining with Genre
So you want to write a story, eh? I assume you do since you’re reading this article, so let’s get going! 
One of the first and (in my modest opinion) and most important things you need to begin is to know what genre you are going to base your wonderful tale in. Genre (in the literary form) is defined as a category of literary composition, and are often determined by technique, tone and content. There are many categories and sub-categories, and you need to decide which one (or ones) that you want to focus in. After all, this is going to set the tone and setting for everything that comes after. It will determine the characters and situations you will be working with, and even provide some rules you would do well to follow.
Are you going to write a horror story? Comedy? High fantasy? Possibly historical or non-fiction? Or maybe you want one of the numerous sub-genres such as Steampunk, noir, alternate history or themed cookbooks. Yo
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Making the Most of the Words You Use
Have you ever opened up a dictionary and just starting reading it? (Oh, come on, I know I'm not the only one!) Well, if you haven't, you should go do that, right now, before you read any further. Okay, you're back. There are literally hundreds of thousands of words out there, and all of them are waiting for you to use them in your next literary masterpiece.
Now, you may be asking "So what?" Words are just words, right? So long as you get your point across, that's all that matters, right? After all, green is green, whether you call it olive or neon or sea-foam. Right? Right?
Wrong! Consider this scene: Abigail walked through the quiet garden. The hedges formed a maze for her to navigate.
It gets the point across, but doesn't paint much of a picture without context. It's kind of boring, and doesn't give you any details or reason for caring. By adding or changing a few words, you can turn this dry piece of toast into an enchanting seedcake of delight.
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SuperTest4EVER Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Thanks for adding my articles to your favorites! I really hope they help!!