Monthly Archives September 2014

What’s your crutch word?

I don’t know if it’s just me or other authors also have a certain word that they inadvertently repeat while writing. After I wrote my very first draft, I realized that my crutch word was ‘felt‘. My editor had pointed it out to me. I understand that writing is best done spontaneously and not if you are constantly aware of what you might be doing wrong. It disturbs the flow if you write consciously. However, while self-editing, one should be aware of their crutch words (if any). While revising your script you can then easily do a search on those
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5 Creative Writing Prompts

Creative writing prompts are useful when you might experience a dearth of ideas and inspirations, or experience ‘writer’s block’, which can directly affect your productivity. The truth is, just like everything else, there is a solution for this problem. Just like a painter needs his muse, a writer needs his or her ideas and they can be generated with certain prompts. These cues can be in the form of concepts, words, phrases, an image, or anything that makes you suddenly blaze up with ideas. Below are five ways you can generate creative writing prompts. 1. The what if’s in our
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