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The Best Of GMW From 2013

December 31st, 2013 No comments

Howdy! I hope 2013 was great for you and you got lots of writing done! I bet I can guess what your new year’s resolution is. To celebrate, here are some of the best Get Me Writing posts from this year. Enjoy! Read more…

Getting into Your Writing Headspace – Some Tips

December 17th, 2013 No comments

Over the past few weeks, Matt has been talking about getting into the right frame of mind to write. So I thought I’d hit this up with my own take. Read more…

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Learn From Other Writers by Copying Them

December 10th, 2013 3 comments

Obviously plagiarism is not cool, nor recommended. But outright copying something you love has its place. Here’s one way to learn from stories you admire. Read more…

Markdown For Writers

September 10th, 2013 No comments

I’m a big fan of anything that makes writing easier. Imagine, for example, that formatting a draft was as easy as adding punctuation.

Enter Markdown. Read more…

Write What You Know – The Quest For Authenticity

April 30th, 2013 No comments

“Write what you know”. Is it merely a dangerous idea, or could there be something genuinely useful in this controversial writerly advice? Read more…

Write what you know – A Dangerous Idea

April 23rd, 2013 No comments

In our continued effort to improve our writing, we can be very sensitive to the advice of others. Here’s a reason not to follow so-called “common knowledge” advice about what is a very personal craft. Read more…

How to Write Every Day – 11 Tips

February 12th, 2013 5 comments

So you want to write every day? Good! That shows dedication, soldier! But now you’ve made that decision, how will you go about it? Behold: 11 tips to set you on your way! Read more…

Ten Great Posts From 2012!

January 1st, 2013 No comments

It’s yearly-round-up-time! I much prefer this way of celebrating the new year to keeping your neighbours awake phoning everyone you know and yelling “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” at them, then keeping your crappy party music going until four in the morning. Read more…

3 Steps to Give Your Story Focus

September 29th, 2012 No comments

Feel your story is bloated or confused? Maybe that was your last story, and you don’t want the same to happen again. Try these easy techniques to keep your plot on track. Read more…

Take Advantage of Memory “Chunking” with Metaphors

September 22nd, 2012 No comments

Metaphors and similes are wonderful tools in the writer’s belt. But what is going on in the brain that makes them so useful? Read more…

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