Imagine it’s a smoldering summer afternoon nearing the end of a school day, and you are sitting adjacent to a window, you briefly peer out the window and notice a flock of birds circling a piece of food in the courtyard.   Suddenly, your eyes widen and your thoughts begin racing. You attempt to focus on what the teacher or professor is discussing but ultimately fail. Your hand takes ahold

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Good writing is a creative skill because one can use personal experience as a writing topic. Some strategies used in writing include questioning, note taking, focusing and free writing.   Writing is the world of a good writer because at the end of it, there has to be a practical application either in fiction or non fiction.   NOTE TAKING Although one may have a writing idea from their own

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It’s a tired cliché but I’ll break an immutable law of good writing and use it anyway: writing a book is like having a baby. I should know. I’ve done both. It might be more accurate to say that writing a book is like being in labor every, single day because pregnancy is mostly a passive state.   Writing a book, on the other hand, requires one to bear down

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No, I may be a bit mad but I don’t think I’m not a full blown schizophrenic. However, only another writer who has been visited by the muses will understand that what we put to paper is not wholly of our own design but rather a collaboration with the muses whose words we are sometimes privileged to hear and record.   Take the setting of my novel. I sit down

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I’d rather be dead than to go a day without emptying my ideas onto paper. —Anna Glazebrook.   Good writing is writing that comes from one’s own personal experiences, heart, and imagination. Writing is not one skill that comes naturally, but a skill that must be worked on again and again to achieve excellency. Without full dedication, determination and words that come from the soul, the writing scripted onto a

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One of the most common questions for authors is the one beginning with “How?” And while the question of “How do I write a book?” has many, many subsets to it, including questions about how to write features like characters, settings, conflicts, subplots, subtext, and relationships, the more holistic aspect of the larger question is more interesting to me personally.   Certainly the answer to the question is more interesting

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The concept of good writing is determined by an individual’s standards. There is no universal key elements or literary devices that makes writing good. For example, two English professors might believe a student’s essay is very well done; whereas, three others may believe it is done poorly.   The writers have to make sure there is more than “good” writing to their piece. They have to take into consideration that

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Good writing seems useless nowadays, discarded amidst thoughts condensed and crushed to meet a minimum word count. Its true essence forgotten, good writing is all too often shoved aside for the quicker, shorter, newer means of expression. Has society lost its purest form of communication in a new age of texting and 140-character word limits?   Good writing is hard to find anymore. From a young age, we have been

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Writing a book isn’t a simple thing, despite the fact that reading and writing are not only common skills, but are often thought of as a necessity for everyday life; some level of literacy is required to get through school, to interact with people, to receive and hold a job, and other important activities.   While many people hold the ability to read and write functionally, those skills do not

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Good writing is being able to capture your audience’s attention and inspire them, motivate them, allow them to reflect, or teach them something new. It’s all about the rhetorical tools that you use and what you do to persuade your audience to believe in the same things you do or have them relive memories that they haven’t thought of in a while.   There’s so much that goes into writing

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