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Kurt Vonnegut on the Shape of Stories

This is a fantastic (and hilarious) lecture by Kurt Vonnegut explaining how story shapes work:

You can find out more and download an infographic with all the story shapes featured in the lecture here: https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-universal-shapes-of-stories-according-to-kurt-vonn-1526559996

 

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The Writer’s Recreation – Dorothea Brande

After my critical review of Becoming a Writer, the self-help book that isn’t very helpful, I wanted to share this short chapter. It’s the least annoying part of the book where Brande discusses the importance of taking a break from writing to renew your store of inspiration. Take it away, Dorothea… Authors are more given… Continue reading The Writer’s Recreation – Dorothea Brande

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New Year Resolution Generator

If you’re bored of making (and breaking) the same old New Year’s resolutions, this may be the solution. Just pick one from each column… I might quit using the term ‘derivative’ during Tom Hanks movies. Or try sobbing when complaining about anything. Post yours in the comments below… Related post: How to Make Your New… Continue reading New Year Resolution Generator

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Writer’s Challenges: from Solitude to Work

Here we conclude our look at the main challenges writers face and what you can do to help yourself deal with them. This list is extracted from Living the Writer’s Life by Eric Maisel, and it isn’t exhaustive. You won’t experience all of these and you may have other challenges that aren’t on the list.… Continue reading Writer’s Challenges: from Solitude to Work

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Writer’s Challenges: from Language to Rejection

We continue our look at the main challenges writers face and what you can do to help yourself deal with them. This list is extracted from Living the Writer’s Life by Eric Maisel, and it isn’t exhaustive. You won’t experience all of these and you may have other challenges that aren’t on the list. I’ve… Continue reading Writer’s Challenges: from Language to Rejection