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  • A Quick Guide to Beta Reader Etiquette by K.M. Weiland

    A Quick Guide to Beta Reader Etiquette by K.M. Weiland

    The 10 Rules of Beta Reader Etiquette

    by K.M. Weiland

    1. Be Honest

    You can’t be useful to fellow writers unless you’re willing to be honest with them: about the good and the bad of their stories. No, you don’t want to hurt any feelings, but just assume that any writer who asks your opinion will be big enough to handle even a negative response.

    2. Be Specific

    Generalities like, “I loved it!” or “Your plot was boring!” aren’t going to be...
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  • My Tips for Better Poetry and Lyrics: As Seen in the Fourms

    My Tips for Better Poetry and Lyrics: As Seen in the Fourms

    Heyo everyone! I'm paintbrushguitar. You may have seen my lyrics/poetry on the Lyrics and Poetry Forum. I've been writing for a long time and wanted to write some helpful tips I use to help you guys. Enjoy! *These aren't in any order of importance*
    • Carry a Journal Everywhere You Go Carrying a journal or notepad or stickynotes helps you be able to jot down any one-liners or themes you may want to capture. If you hear something you think would sound good write it down.
    • Its Okay to Use Rhyming
    ...
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  • How to get more Feedback!

    How to get more Feedback!

    So you have posted a poem, song or short story and want some feedback but aren’t getting any comments. We have all be there and it can be frustrating, I know. Although there is no way to guarantee you will get feedback I have found that the following 10 tips go a long way to help solve that problem.
    1. Give Feedback to others. If you want feedback you should expect to give feedback. I have read someplace that you should comment on three to five other posts for every poem/song, etc. you post.
    2. The
    ...
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  • Forced Rhymes - What They Are and How to Avoid them

    Forced Rhymes - What They Are and How to Avoid them

    What is a "Forced Rhyme?"

    Have you ever written a poem, only to be told that the rhymes sound "forced," but didn't know exactly what that meant? It can be confusing, because a "forced rhyme" may be any one of a number of different things. All of them, however, can make a poem less enjoyable to read. So, to improve your poetry as much as possible, you'll want to learn how to avoid each of the various types of forced rhymes.

    Rearranging a phrase...
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  • 20 Writing Tips from Fiction Authors

    20 Writing Tips from Fiction Authors

    Tip1: "My first rule was given to me by TH White, author of The Sword in the Stone and other Arthurian fantasies and was: Read. Read everything you can lay hands on. I always advise people who want to write a fantasy or science fiction or romance to stop reading everything in those genres and start reading everything else from Bunyan to Byatt." — Michael Moorcock
    Tip 2: "Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most...
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  • 5 Tips for Writing Better Poetry: How to Jumpstart Your Writing by John Bon

    5 Tips for Writing Better Poetry: How to Jumpstart Your Writing by John Bon

    To be a great poet you can spend years practicing. What follows will jumpstart your poetry, giving it a dose of electroshock, catapulting it from average (or even terrible) to good. It's hard work, but it's worth it to have your name compared to other great poets. I have five tips to lay the groundwork for writing poetry readers will enjoy more than hate (or worse, be bored with). Tip #1: Use concrete language; Tip #2: Incorporate poetry devices; Tip #3: Understand poetry's different forms; Tip...
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  • Tips on Writing Poems

    Tips on Writing Poems

    Whether you are an advanced, intermediate, or beginner writer, learning some tips on writing poems can certainly be useful. For some, poetry comes very easily. However, a lot of people do find it more difficult to write poetry than to write in prose. They may feel that poetry requires the writer to get so caught up in style, yet that only really applies if the writer resigns him or herself to one particular style and forces it on the writing.

    Poem Writing Tips

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  • A Quick Guide to Beta Reader Etiquette by K.M. Weiland
    The kurlman
    The 10 Rules of Beta Reader Etiquette

    by K.M. Weiland

    1. Be Honest

    You can’t be useful to fellow writers unless you’re willing to be honest with them: about the good and the bad of their stories. No, you don’t want to hurt any feelings, but just assume that any writer who asks your opinion will be big enough to handle even a negative response.

    2. Be Specific

    Generalities like, “I loved it!” or “Your plot was boring!” aren’t going to be...
    03-09-2015, 05:40 PM
  • My Tips for Better Poetry and Lyrics: As Seen in the Fourms
    paintbrushguitar
    Heyo everyone! I'm paintbrushguitar. You may have seen my lyrics/poetry on the Lyrics and Poetry Forum. I've been writing for a long time and wanted to write some helpful tips I use to help you guys. Enjoy! *These aren't in any order of importance*
    • Carry a Journal Everywhere You Go Carrying a journal or notepad or stickynotes helps you be able to jot down any one-liners or themes you may want to capture. If you hear something you think would sound good write it down.
    • Its Okay to Use Rhyming
    ...
    01-19-2015, 08:00 PM
  • How to get more Feedback!
    Electron.John
    So you have posted a poem, song or short story and want some feedback but aren’t getting any comments. We have all be there and it can be frustrating, I know. Although there is no way to guarantee you will get feedback I have found that the following 10 tips go a long way to help solve that problem.
    1. Give Feedback to others. If you want feedback you should expect to give feedback. I have read someplace that you should comment on three to five other posts for every poem/song, etc. you post.
    2. The
    ...
    09-29-2014, 11:50 AM
  • Forced Rhymes - What They Are and How to Avoid them
    kennnesbiitt
    What is a "Forced Rhyme?"

    Have you ever written a poem, only to be told that the rhymes sound "forced," but didn't know exactly what that meant? It can be confusing, because a "forced rhyme" may be any one of a number of different things. All of them, however, can make a poem less enjoyable to read. So, to improve your poetry as much as possible, you'll want to learn how to avoid each of the various types of forced rhymes.

    Rearranging a phrase...
    05-18-2014, 01:27 PM
  • 20 Writing Tips from Fiction Authors
    Electron.John
    Tip1: "My first rule was given to me by TH White, author of The Sword in the Stone and other Arthurian fantasies and was: Read. Read everything you can lay hands on. I always advise people who want to write a fantasy or science fiction or romance to stop reading everything in those genres and start reading everything else from Bunyan to Byatt." — Michael Moorcock
    Tip 2: "Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most...
    05-14-2014, 12:19 PM
  • 5 Tips for Writing Better Poetry: How to Jumpstart Your Writing by John Bon
    Electron.John
    To be a great poet you can spend years practicing. What follows will jumpstart your poetry, giving it a dose of electroshock, catapulting it from average (or even terrible) to good. It's hard work, but it's worth it to have your name compared to other great poets. I have five tips to lay the groundwork for writing poetry readers will enjoy more than hate (or worse, be bored with). Tip #1: Use concrete language; Tip #2: Incorporate poetry devices; Tip #3: Understand poetry's different forms; Tip...
    05-14-2014, 12:08 PM
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