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Take a Hike! A Writing Tool. Really.

by Chris Mandeville Any hikers out there in writer-land? Or writers who love to go for walks? Well, hiking-slash-walking isn’t just for pleasure-slash-exercise. It can actually be a valuable writing tool. Just ask Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of more than 142 published works, most of which were written while hiking. Yes, while. He regularly plots, plans,

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He Said, She Said: Comments on Dialogue in Fiction

By Nathan Dodge (A slightly different version of this article originally appeared in the eZine Reflection’s Edge) What makes a writer effective in writing fictional dialogue? Why is it that some authors can make a conversation come alive while others can’t seem to avoid a stilted, unrealistic cast to every exchange of characters? There’s no magical formula to Pulitzer-winning dialogue,

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Second Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Now Accepting Submissions!

SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON DEBUT AUTHORS Award includes monetary prize and marketing support for books in three categories: Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction – Romance, and Non-Fiction Toronto – February 4, 2016 – Rakuten Kobo, one of the world’s most innovative eReading services, today announced it is now accepting submissions for its second annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. With thousands of

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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 034 – Grant Faulkner from NaNoWriMo

The ultimate writing challenge: 50,000 words. 30 days. Making creativity a #1 priority. It’s NaNoWriMo! In this episode of the KWL Podcast, US Manager Christine Munroe interviews Grant Faulkner, the Executive Director of NaNoWriMo. Christine and Grant discuss: The origins of NaNoWriMo, which began in 1999 with 21 writers. It now supports hundreds of thousands of writers across the globe.

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David Usher on How to Infuse Your Life with Creativity

By Jennifer Shenouda You might recognize him as the soulful front man of the Montreal-based alternative-rock band Moist, but David Usher is also a master of reinvention. In his 20 + years in the public eye he’s been somewhat of a shape-shifter, a vocalist, songwriter, activist, author, entrepreneur and most recently keynote speaker on the subject of creativity. In his

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