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Monthly Archives: March 2013

  1. My Life and Life of Pi: a.k.a. that book over there by the drinking fountain with the tiger on it

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    March 27, 2013 by Nichole Eck

    For the record, there is no good way to phrase that subtitle without a misplaced modifier in it somewhere, so …
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  2. Words, Concrete, and Stacking Stories: 3 Tips for Writing Emotion in Fiction

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    March 27, 2013 by Nichole Eck

    Great writing has emotion. It’s about being human in the most basic way. Simple enough, right? The tricky thing is …
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  3. Motivation Monday: Write for Yourself-Cyril Connolly

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    March 25, 2013 by Nichole Eck

    I wish every aspiring writer (and blogger) would read this quote. Writers often idolize penning a best seller as the …
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  4. Motivation Monday: Ideas in the Streets-Orson Scott Card

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    March 18, 2013 by Nichole Eck

    I discovered this quote over the weekend, and it describes perfectly what my last writing tip was about. Thank you, …
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  5. Motivation Monday: Speak the Truth-Henry David Thoreau

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    March 11, 2013 by Nichole Eck

    Honestly, truth is why I write. It’s why I read, too. There are too many lies in this world. Too …
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  6. Writing Prompt: Inspiration from Observation (a Posh Man and a Red Scarf)

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    March 7, 2013 by Nichole Eck

    Alright, everyone, here’s your first writing prompt! It’s based on yesterday’s post about observation and is short enough that you …
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  7. We Are Always Drowning in Human Experience: The Power of Observation

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    March 6, 2013 by Nichole Eck

    Good writers pay attention to the world around them. Whether you’re writing recipes, newspaper columns, blog posts, fictional stories, or …
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