Lita Mikhail
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Elmore Leonard's Tips for Writing: doesn't work for every assignment, but meets students in that scaffolding point.

I stumbled across Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing and thought I'd post it. This is good advice, but I think a couple of them go a little too far. I'm sure you could get away with as many as 3 or 4 exclamation points in a word story.

All good writers have something eating at them, that they can't quite get off their back. And the only way they can try to conquer it is to get other people to care about their obsessions. :)

Bruce Springsteen: Every good writer or filmmaker has something eating at them, right? That they can't quite get off their back. And so your job is to make you audience care about your obsessions.

It’s good to write down our recollections. As vivid as the moment seems at the time, memories fade. Check out the post for a list of 22 writing prompts that will help you preserve those memories.

22 Prompts to Jog Childhood Memories ~ It’s good to write down our recollections. As vivid as the moment seems at the time, memories fade. Check out the post for a list of 22 writing prompts that will help you preserve those memories.

As a writer, creating characters is probably the most important thing you do. Get it wrong, and the story will be wrong no matter how well plotted. Here are 25 things to know.

I feel as if I, or someone I know, wrote these 25 things! "As a writer, creating characters is probably the most important thing you do. Get it wrong, and the story will be wrong no matter how well plotted. Here are 25 things to know.