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Re: How to write
« Reply #90 on: July 05, 2011, 01:16:31 am »
Is there one really good current resource for this?  I've seen a bunch in here but would like to see something crisp, concise and well presented.

I'm in a writer's guild elsewhere and they are compiling resource links for the wiki.
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Re: How to write
« Reply #91 on: July 05, 2011, 11:15:24 am »
Not really.  Writing is such a personal and subjective process it is very hard to find a single guide that works for most people.

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Re: How to write
« Reply #92 on: November 09, 2011, 12:27:23 am »
I don't know if this has been posted yet, but it's a source that I was given in my class:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

It's for everyone, not just Purdue students...as I don't go to Purdue.
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Re: How to write
« Reply #93 on: November 09, 2011, 04:29:39 am »
I don't think I've mentioned it here yet, but How to Read a Book is an excellent guide to reading, and insofar as a better reader makes a better writer it's a must have.
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Re: How to write
« Reply #94 on: July 26, 2012, 07:28:16 am »
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

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Re: How to write
« Reply #95 on: July 28, 2012, 09:07:34 pm »
Robert McKee's "Story" is geared towards screenwriting but it's great for any storyteller.
Here's a PDF of the key points - www.kennykemp.com/pdf/story%20structure.pdf

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Re: How to write
« Reply #96 on: August 02, 2012, 01:53:46 pm »
Robert McKee's "Story" is geared towards screenwriting but it's great for any storyteller.
Here's a PDF of the key points - www.kennykemp.com/pdf/story%20structure.pdf

This is great.
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

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Re: How to write
« Reply #97 on: November 13, 2012, 02:36:16 am »
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Re: How to write
« Reply #98 on: August 21, 2013, 06:38:22 am »
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Re: How to write
« Reply #99 on: January 20, 2014, 05:28:55 am »
There are some very good comic book writing books that (obviously) apply in many ways to all types of writing. The only one that comes to mind now (as it is on my bookshelf) is Come In Alone by Warren Ellis.

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Re: How to write
« Reply #100 on: March 12, 2018, 05:57:06 am »
Or you could pull a Hunter S. Thompson and type out the Great Gatsby over and over again.

Or you could, oh, I don't know, actually learn the mechanics of writing (as an artist learns the mechanics of painting) and write something original.

Which I'm sure you learn from reading "On Writing" by Steven King lol

So then you type out "all work and no play makes jack a dull boy" over and over again instead?
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