How to Recover From Painful Negative Feedback in 5 Steps

If you ever get a bad feedback, here is some very good advice

A Writer's Path

by Daniella Levy

There it is.

That feedback you’ve been so terrified to receive. The one that makes all your self-doubt demons shriek: “YOU SEE?! WE TOLD YOU SO!!!”

You know which one I’m talking about.

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Writing Dialog That Isn’t Boring and Moves Your Story Along

Don can be relied upon to supply a wealth of useful information on the art of writing….Here is one valuable example concerning dialogue.

Author Don Massenzio

This post will drill down into a topic with which I struggled in my early writing. That topic is dialog; when to use it, how to use it, what to avoid, etc.

Before I dive into this topic, I wanted to give a special shout out to my editor who not only reminded me that the punctuation goes inside of the quotation marks, but constantly reminded me that I should “show vs. tell” and sent me links to writing tips to help my early writing.

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SHOW VS. TELL

This is one of the hardest paradigm shifts that I had to deal with. I come from a technical, corporate world. This background has affected my writing. I can write narrative and describe business and technical situations very effectively. When writing fiction, however, using too much narrative can come across as dry and uninteresting. It’s much more effective to let your characters…

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Why Do You Write?

Now here’s one to make you think…and give you the ‘extra’ to carry on with your project(s)

A Writer's Path

by Kate Colby

If you’re reading this, I assume you want to be or already are a writer. I also assume that there’s a decent chance you want to be a full-time author. So, if that’s you, let me ask you two difficult questions: Why do you write? And why do you want to be a full-time author, when there are hundreds of easier career options?

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I Will Leave The Light On

A very moving poem. Please read

Na'ama Yehuda

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I will leave the light on

For you and those still lost.

I will leave the light on

For nights when stars hide most.

I will leave the light on

Even if some say I’m wrong.

I will leave the light on

So you know that you belong.

I will leave the light on

During storms and gale and snow.

I will leave the light on

Just so you see and know.

For Six Word Saturday

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“COLOUR BLIND”

Here is a courageous, vivid, beautiful poem

GIRL WITH THE GREEN BOOK

I made it to part 10 of The Purge Series!!

In case you are new, (Hi btw), this series of poems is about living and dealing with mental illness and overcoming two decades of self-hatred. It came to life when I stopped writing like it was all rainbows and butterflies and started being honest with myself- that idea is what birthed this series. “The Purge”, as in, cleaning out what has been buried inside forever. Hope you like it! 🙂

(For anyone interested, I updated my About Page from a cringe-y 16 year old’s rambling old to a proper adult’s rambling. So check that out as well!)


“COLOUR BLIND”

Spread out your arms
the weight on your chest
is bringing you down

Look up to the sky
asking God why
Beg Him to forgive you
for being written in stone

You never went with the flow
and now you’re a…

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How to Write an Effective Fight Scene

Some wise tips if you are considering fight scenes in your narrative

A Writer's Path

by Doug Lewars

Fight scenes are somewhat similar to chase scenes. I wrote about the latter last month. Use action verbs and use terse sentences. Real fights tend to be sloppy affairs and they frequently end quickly. In addition to punching and kicking there is frequently a lot of shoving. Staged fights are much better as reference material. YouTube is a good source of both so have a look at a few before writing them.

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Power…

anita dawes and jaye marie

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Power

Let the mighty winds prevail

I’ll ride my golden sail

With cosmic powers, I shall claim

The fortunes that are in my name

Let the light of power shine

Within this mortal shell of mine

With the cosmic powers three

I claim all to come to me

Wondrous gifts are given thee

Now you have the power to see

Now is done, my thanks to thee

For as my will, so shall it be…

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