January 28th, 2019

The Story that Holds You Back

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Inspiration | Kathryn Craft | WriterStrong

by Kathryn Craft
Turning Whine Into Gold

The defining characteristic of the living organism is striving. Evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin and German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche both wrote of this back in the 1800s. Writers get this. Yet we carry on, even though at some point, our eyes open to the fact that writing impactful stories is hard to do.… Read the post

December 7th, 2018

How to Restore Your Love of Writing

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Blogging Guests | Writer's Life | WriterStrong

by Colleen M. Story

 When the money doesn’t come flowing in or when the market ignores your book, it’s easy to lose the joy in writing. Fortunately, you can get it back.

What Rewards are Writers Seeking?

In almost everything we do, there are two types of rewards involved:

  1. Extrinsic rewards are those we get from the outside world, including money, recognition, prizes, and praise.
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November 23rd, 2018

First Page Critique

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Craft | First Page Critique | WriterStrong


Thank you, brave soul, for trusting me with your work. I hope you find this helpful.

I chose this month's submission to explain the difference between 'good questions' you can leave readers with, and 'not good questions', and how to use emotion effectively in your writing.… Read the post

October 26th, 2018

First Page Critique

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Craft | First Page Critique | WriterStrong

 
Thank you, brave soul, for trusting me with your work. I hope you find this helpful.
 
I chose this month's submission to help explain a closer POV. This reads like a movie script. It is omniscient POV (mostly), which was great in the 1800's, but today's reader wants an immersive experience...they want to BE Katniss.… Read the post

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