Writing Tips Category

Trimming Your Word Count

[Writing Tip]
How to trim your word count without sacrificing your content.

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6 Tips for writing a fantasy short story

[Writing Tip]
Fantasy generally involves a level of worldbuilding that isn’t suited to a smaller word count. But difficult is not the same as impossible.

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What is speculative fiction?

[Write tip] Speculative fiction is an umbrella term for a wide variety of fiction genres.

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8 Ways to Show Foreign Languages in Fiction

There are many clever ways to show the meanings behind these terms while keeping things flowing naturally.

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Constructing Free Verse

Even in free verse, good poetry is still well thought out, meaningful, and made on purpose.

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The Pros and Cons of Collaborative Writing

What is collaborative writing? How do you do it? Is it hard? What are the benefits? Today I’m going to talk about all of that and more, with a feature from the coordinator of the CWC’s 7th novel, Army of Brass.

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Murder Your Darlings

“Murder your darlings.” Who said it, what does it mean, and how do you do it? Some advice from a writer with many darlings to kill.

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