Making Crime Pay: The Writer's Guide to Criminal Law,

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I have sold hundreds of projects to traditional publishers. The light from the lamp opposite our door caught the white curve of her neck, lit up her hair that rested there and, falling, lit up the hand upon the railing. Each post will tackle one of the scientific or technological concepts pervasive in sci-fi (space travel, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, etc.) with input from an expert. The contest has run for seven years since 2009 and become one of the world's premier awards for new writers.
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Writer's Brief Handbook, The Plus NEW MyCompLab with eText

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All entries must be submitted via postal mail or electronically by August 18, 2016 – 11:59PM – Central Standard Time (CST). Remember that one of the qualities that makes for a good interpretation is that it avoids the obvious. Non-fiction writing is often considered the poor cousin of ‘real’ writing. Instead of using GPS coordinates or traditional street numbers and names, a postal mail service in Mongolia will begin using a new address location system, created by a British tech start-up, in which the world map is divided into trillions of nine-square-meter patches and assigned a unique three-word code.
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Perspectives on Contemporary Issues

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It can say a lot about your character’s personality without having to “tell” the reader about their background or career. Altogether, our poetry and fiction fellows have published more than a hundred full-length collections and novels, many of them winning major national honors. Some tricks to help improve scenery description include: Try to write a paragraph of setting description with no adjectives at all.
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Journal Daily: basketball hoop, Lined Blank Journal Book, 6

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At the end of this unit, you'll have a bona fide short story with your name on the by line. Yet the average literary magazine now prints fewer than 1,500 copies. The success of Searching was confusing and for a time it was even emotionally devastating. If this is about an illegal or rash are afraid and she would be. Write the first draft of your story as continuously as possible. Electronic Storybooks is a self-guided tutorial to alternative book projects, among them various types of e-books, live books, and talking books.
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Writing a Novel and Getting Published For Dummies

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Now add a second ingredient: there is no "career" in fiction writing except what the fiction writer builds for himself. When portraying the villain's point of view, make it clear he believes what he's going is right. Understanding that the easiest thing for a reader to do is stop reading is something that my wonderful newspaper editors instilled in me. He's pink and plump and has none of the perfectly magnificent fur, fins, tails or horns of the other animals.
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Art & Craft of Writing Fiction: First Writer's Manual

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Without "overwritten" prose, we would have none of the linguistic exuberance of a Dickens or an Angela Carter. If you feel the impulse to pause; stick in a comma, speaker attribute, or beat. It’s a time travel story with a confrontation scene, but just about everything else is different. The other author wrote about how religion was important in America because its focus on more essential spiritual and moral matters counterbalanced the American preoccupation with materialism.
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Seeing and Writing 3

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It means you use no words that do not speak the story. The importance here is to put it down in writing. Is it a book that will sell well around a major national holiday? Put simply, we charge the same but work better. Try to avoid having the conversation altogether by changing the subject. Are you a published author who wants to learn techniques to write more effectively and efficiently? At the moment, having done much of my research, I’m trying to do 300 words every day as a minimum.
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Water Drops from Women Writers: A Temperance Reader

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In short, authors please take into account whether your muzzle loading fire arms are smoothe bore or rifled. *Nerd Alert* My favorite RPG character of all time was a grenade launcher using bunny girl from years back. And Sari Wilson, author of Girl Through Glass, will choose the winning flash fiction submission. Don't freak out about submitting your work, and you'll be fine. The same is true of Asian-American novelists, many of whom have held university appointments, and of Native American writers.
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The Composition of Everyday Life: A Guide to Writing

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A great character can save an overly simplistic plot, but no amount of action will make up for unbelievable or shallow characters. Treat the subject as a nucleus around which you can spin research, criticism, and personal perspective. While I stared at him, the air seemed to glow around his body in warm currents of incandescent sunbeams, almost like an aura. It might be set in modern age India, it might be set in ancient Europe, it might be set in a fantasy world such as Middle Earth.
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Many Voices: A Multicultural Reader

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They want to see the protagonist solve the problem and they enjoy seeing it over and over. Conduct some research on the historical events that occur in the period you’ve chosen. • Pick a suitable location. The only caveat is that some people are more long-winded than others – in the real world and in novels... While preparing to take office, he was in correspondence with Aldous Huxley, Sherwood Anderson, and Maxim Gorky about their contributions to the next issue.
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