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On Writing
 

Writing is an intensely personal experience, but sometimes you need a little help, an idea to get going in the right direction. Or maybe, you're looking for advice on how to craft that opening paragraph. Here are some articles to help you get started. Feedback and comments always appreciated at seemag1@yahoo.com or at my LJ.

 


The Craft of Writing I'm occasionally asked for writing tips and here are a few of the ones I consider the most important, based on personal experience. Written by Seema

The Importance of the Opening Paragraph To hook 'em, you've got to get the reader interested from the very first line of your story. This article gives you some ideas on how to do that. Written by Wayne Schmidt

Motivation The passion to write may exist, but how do you actually sit down and write? Written by Justin O'Leary

The Secrets of Writing Fanfiction People Will Read You've got a great idea for a fanfic. Now, how can you get people to read it? Written by Wayne Schmidt

Some Notes on Characterization A story succeeds or fails on the strength of its characterizations. This article gives you some guidelines on how to succeed. Written by Harry Buschman

To Boldly Go... So you want to write fanfic? Regardless of what type, check here for some ideas. Written by Seema

Zendom The Zendom mailing list has produced many articles on fandom and fanfiction. You may find something interesting there to read.

 

 

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