Writers Helping Writers : From The Workshop

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"The Bold" by Joe P
A younger brother aspires to live up to the war-time heroics of his older brother, through remote control online combat.
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"Vulgarism Philosophy Open" by James Schofield
The opening to a novel about the slim cracks of life and all the undesirables within it.
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"Chapter 25 - The Shooting Aftermath" by Repo Kempt
Cpl. John Scanlan of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigates the suicide of a young girl in a remote Arctic town. This is the revised draft of...
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"Chapter 4: Vertigo" by jessicataylor
Chapter four of my untitled MMA/fighting romance novel.
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"Chapter 3: Fourth Metacarpal Fracture" by jessicataylor
Chapter 3 of my MMA/fighting erotic romance novel. This chapter is romantic and it isn't erotic. It's about surgery.

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.