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Creative Writing Tips – Have You Established Your

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Creative Writing Tips – Have You Established Your Main Character At The Start?

by: Nick Vernon

In the beginning of your story you have to grab your readers’ interest and sustain it till the end. Our hook is our character. Readers keep on reading to find out more about the character. To see what he’ll do in the story; how he’ll solve his problems. What his goals are and whether he’ll achieve them.
And because our character is the reason readers become hooked on our stories, establishing him at the start is a must in a short story. And it is essential to establish him at the start because we don’t have the capacity in our limited word length to introduce him at our leisure.
The bond between readers and character has to be developed almost immediately.
You might have a few character...

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An eBook Publisher’s Dilemma: Should I Use PDF or

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An eBook Publisher’s Dilemma: Should I Use PDF or Exe Format?

by: Michael Southon

If you write and publish eBooks, sooner or later you will probably be faced with a dilemma – should you create your eBooks as .exe files or .pdf files?
PDF, which stands for Portable Document Format, is the file extension for files created with Adobe Acrobat.
Exe, which stands for ‘executable’, is the extension for files created by eBook compilers.
PDF is widely considered to be the ‘industry standard’ for eBook publishing, and for good reason. Here are some of the advantages of PDF files over exe files:

With most eBook compilers you have to set up each page of your eBook as a separate web page. With Adobe Acrobat you can use a single MS Word file as the source document.
PDF files automatically number each...

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Ten Tips to Help You Finish Writing Your Novel

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Ten Tips to Help You Finish Writing Your Novel

by: Ann Roscopf Allen

1. Set aside a time to write and keep it sacred.
Make this a time when you know you are at your best and feel most creative — Saturday mornings, late at night, whatever works for you. Make writing a priority and arrange other parts of your schedule around it.
2. Remove all distractions while you write.
Turn off the television. Don’t answer the phone. You may need to set your writing time at a time when no one else is around to help you avoid being distracted.
3. Outline your plot.
Know generally where you want your story to go. Sometimes stories and characters develop in unexpected ways, and you need to allow for that. But keep your guiding plan in mind.
4. Avoid the intimidation of a blank computer screen.
Just start wri...

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Absurdity of Absurd: Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for

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Absurdity of Absurd: Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot

by: Samir K. Dash

What does ‘Absurd’ mean ?When I searched the glossaries ,I found the word to be ‘out of harmony’(1).But yet the definitions trying hard to explain the term , just to end in total ‘Absurdity’ (assuming for a while that we know the meaning of the word),as they talk in total sense, the nonsense about it and of course that means they fail(in their attempt )...

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Beat the Block with a Journal

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Beat the Block with a Journal

by: Mridu Khullar

It’s nearing the end of summer, and I have no credentials to my benefit these holidays. As the end of the holidays approach, I keep wondering what I have to show for the summer other than the noticeable tan, and the load of incomplete articles adorning my computer.
Having nothing to write about can be exasperating. But having plentiful to do, and not doing it out of sheer laziness or lack of interest is a whole other story. I have articles months old that haven’t seen the light of day. Ah, if only I could complete them. But procrastination and laziness stand in the way. I’ve been telling myself that it’s the heat, but with the temperatures going down again, I’m not even left with that excuse.
I have seemingly divorced myself from the ...

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