Writers Helping Writers : From The Workshop

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"Broken Square" by ClintonSzady
Years after suffering a drug induced breakdown, a former intelligence analyst remembers his last days of being a spy.
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"The knife is a psychic itch, it goes through bodies" by Valerie Stivers
First chapter of a long thing, currently in progress. Looking for thoughts from people who are not me.
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"A Very Cool Nose" by Hans Cravens
They say youth and beauty are powerful, but what kind of youth and what kind of beauty?
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"Author biog and novel blurb" by Chacron
I've been working on a new blurb and two author biogs to go with my first self published novel, Shadow's Talent. If you want quick review...
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"Vivid Void Chapter 1" by VividVoid
First chapter of a sci-fantasy novel in which a lonely boy searches the skies for signs of extraterrestrial life, but instead, finds a curious cat...

Sharpen Your Skills : Essays On Writing

Chuck Palahniuk

The Haunting: How To Conquer The Shame Of Being A Writer

From: Chuck Palahniuk
An essay about why the vocation of writing can sometimes feel shameful, and how to own that shame and then eventually conquer it.
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The Devil in the Details

From: Craig Clevenger
A good description uses lots of details to paint a vivid picture for the reader; a great description uses just a few details placed in opposition to each other to elicit an image from the reader's imagination. This essay originally appeared over at The Cult.