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[[Category: Main]]
 
[[Category: Main]]
 
This section contains information about the act of writing, whether it's fiction or nonfiction, UX or Design or something else. For literature, poetry, etc. see [[:Category: Reading]]
 
This section contains information about the act of writing, whether it's fiction or nonfiction, UX or Design or something else. For literature, poetry, etc. see [[:Category: Reading]]
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==Ideas==
 
==Ideas==
 
* [[Writing idea generation]]
 
* [[Writing idea generation]]
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* [http://strangehorizons.com/submit/fiction-submission-guidelines/stories-weve-seen-too-often/ Stories we've seen too often] at Strange Horizon
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* [http://strangehorizons.com/submit/fiction-submission-guidelines/horror-stories-weve-seen-too-often/ Horror stories we've seen too often] at Strange Horizon
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==Research==
 
==Research==
 
* [https://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia] -- And if you're not giving money to Wikipedia for the work you're getting from Wikipedia, you're part of the problem.
 
* [https://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia] -- And if you're not giving money to Wikipedia for the work you're getting from Wikipedia, you're part of the problem.
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==Story Structure==
 
==Story Structure==
 
* [[Story Structure]]
 
* [[Story Structure]]
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==The hard bits: the actual words==
 
==The hard bits: the actual words==
 
* [https://www.invisionapp.com/blog/web-copy-writing-techniques/ Web Copy Writing Techniques]
 
* [https://www.invisionapp.com/blog/web-copy-writing-techniques/ Web Copy Writing Techniques]
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=== Naming things===
 
=== Naming things===
 
* [[Name Generators]]
 
* [[Name Generators]]
  
==Editing==
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==Editing, Business, and Selling==
 
* [[Beta Readers]]
 
* [[Beta Readers]]
 
* [https://www.shunn.net/format/story.html William Shunn: Manuscript Format] - for short stories
 
* [https://www.shunn.net/format/story.html William Shunn: Manuscript Format] - for short stories
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* [https://medium.com/@aidan_c_doyle/what-ive-learned-from-reading-slush-at-podcastle-46ec0cd8a27c What I've learned from slush reading at Podcastle] - everything from cover letters to titles to ways to stay out of the rejection pile
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* [https://www.shimmerzine.com/2011/03/16/confessions-of-a-slush-reader-why-should-i-care/ Confessions of a slush reader: why should I care?] - how to help the reader give a damn about your story
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* [http://www.sfwa.org/2016/05/zen-art-short-fiction-titling/ Zen in the art of short fiction titling] by John Joseph Adams, who many in the field have told me is the best titler in science fiction
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* [http://neil-clarke.com/the-truth-about-short-story-titles/ The truth about short story titles] by Neil Clarke
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* [http://neil-clarke.com/top-ten-most-common-short-story-names/ The top 10 most common short story names] at Clarkesworld
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* [https://catvalente.livejournal.com/590003.html Adventures in Editing] in which Cat Valente goes off about boring first paragraphs
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* [http://www.writeintoprint.com/2012/09/self-editing-4-fiction-1-intro.html Self Editing 4 Fiction] is 8+ articles on how to do your own editing
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* [http://www.malloryomeara.com/blog/2019/7/29/things-i-wish-i-knew-before-my-book-came-out Things I wish I knew before my book came out] by Mallory O'Meara
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* [http://www.sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware/ Writer Beware] - a resource for keeping up with what publishers are playing fast and loose with the "rules" of good business practice.
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* [https://alexshvartsman.com/2016/05/09/how-to-write-a-proper-short-story-cover-letter/ How to write a proper short story cover letter]
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==Tools==  
 
==Tools==  

Revision as of 21:08, 3 August 2019

This section contains information about the act of writing, whether it's fiction or nonfiction, UX or Design or something else. For literature, poetry, etc. see Category: Reading


Ideas


Research

  • Wikipedia -- And if you're not giving money to Wikipedia for the work you're getting from Wikipedia, you're part of the problem.


Story Structure


The hard bits: the actual words


Naming things


Editing, Business, and Selling


Tools

Tools I use

  • Apple Pages
  • Microsoft Word

Tools I haven't tried

  • After the Deadline promises to be a better spellchecker and grammar checker. I haven't tried it but it does have a demo section on the site.
  • Hemingway App is a much-loved product for looking at your writing style, detecting things like weak verbs, complex words, and other things that make your writing harder to read. It includes a reading level calculator.
  • Readable is another product I haven't tried, but it appears to do roughly the same things as After the Deadline and Hemingway.
  • Wonderdraft is a fictional map creator.

Pages in category "Writing"

The following 6 pages are in this category, out of 6 total.