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


    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


    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


    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


    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)


    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


    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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