Great example of why students should vary sentences.

One of my favorite writing examples. Every writer has their own tone. Read aloud to hear your rhythm. //This Sentence Has Five Words: A Lesson from Gary Provost on Varying Sentence Length//Writing tips//Advice//Editing//Style//

Here's an incredible tool for writers. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality tool that savvy writers use to create deeply complex and startlingly realistic characters. Yes, it’s a... http://www.janetcampbell.ca/

The Character Most Writers Get Wrong (And How to Fix It

CREATE COMPLEX CHARACTERS Here's an incredible tool for writers. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality tool that savvy writers use to create deeply complex and startlingly realistic characters.

Emma Thompson book quote

Emma Thompson book quote: I think books are like people, in the sense that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them.

Describing Characters: Moving Beyond Hair & Eye Color http://jodyhedlund.blogspot.com/2014/09/describing-characters-moving-beyond.html

This is a short, but valuable article (ms): Describing Characters: Moving Beyond Hair & Eye Color - Number 4 is most important!

#Writing | Five Unrealistic Character Traits | Storytellers want to have their cake and eat it too, even if the cake is absolute perfection, and the eating is relatable flaws. The inevitable result of trying to have it both ways is a character that defies human nature. These characters have traits that are so unrealistic, the audience starts thinking about the author’s intention rather than the story at hand.

Five Unrealistic Character Traits

Five Unrealistic Character Traits -- Storytellers want to have their cake and eat it too. The inevitable result is a character that defies human nature.

Writing Infographic: Writing and the Brain

Educational infographic & Data How Does the Act of Writing Affect Your Brain? Image Description How Does the Act of Writing Affect Your Brain?

Developing characters for narrative writing or a breakdown list to consider for character analysis in a novel

Developing character=essential in writing. A reader must connect and understand a character, which happens when the writer creates a vivid portrait of the character. Writer has to understand & know more than just the physical characteristics.

Writing inspiration from Anton Chekhov and Figment - Show, don't tell! Best metaphor for the technique I've ever seen!

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass"-Anton Chekhov. Quote on good writing.

7 Keys To Write the Perfect First Line of a Novel - SOOOO helpful... This is one thing I really need help with...

7 Keys To Write the Perfect First Line of a Novel

"What Agatha Christie did was to fashion her scenes so that the clue was present but so was the red herring. And the scene pivoted around the red herring, not around the clue. Brilliant." From novelist ELIZABETH GEORGE http://www.justwriteabook.com/blog/write-a-novel/plotting-novel-clues-red-herrings/

If you're plotting a novel, and it happens to be a mystery, you'll love this quote from bestselling novelist Elizabeth George. Add a red herring along with your clue, in a scene.

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