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14 Easy Ways to Bring Your Scenes to Life

14 Easy Ways to Bring Your Scenes to Life // Something Delicious. We need easy ways to jazz up a scene, to beef it up a little without having to throw a dragon into the mix (though you could do that, too). If you’re suffering from writer’s block, pick one of these ideas and run with it. Worst case scenario, you and your character will have fun trying, you'll exercise your writing muscles, and you'll be that much closer to your daily word goal. ^_~

6 Terror Tactics For Really Scary Villains

I first watched the Exorcist when I was about I don’t know whether it was the projectile green vomit or badly done makeup, but I wasn’t impressed. These days it might be a little dif…

How to Write Faster First Drafts | Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. Check out these tips for writing faster first drafts.

Believe you have a potentially awesome sequel idea? Unleash it using this tips on how to write a sequel that's even better than your first book!

Rules of Writing: How to Write Simple Dialogue

This guest post from Short Short Story winner Eleanor D. Trupkiewicz features simple rules for writing effective, realistic dialogue in fiction.

Hannah Heath: 10 Ways to Make the Most Out of a Character Death - If you’re going to kill off a reader’s favorite character, you better do it in a way that honors said character. Here are 10 pointers to help you get it right.

3 Reasons You Should Write Ghost Stories

Ghost stories have a rich literary tradition, but for most of my life, I dismissed them. I don't believe in ghosts, and I've seen enough horror movies to know I'm not interested in seeing another. However, I just finished Denis Johnson's Train Dreams, a finalist for the Pulitzer, and was surprised to see a very moving account of a ghost. It made me realize how many ghost stories are in the literary canon. There's Poe's The Raven, Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Henry James' The Turn of the ...