Daily Prompt

Prompt: Unsaid

Lisa Papademetriou

Prompts are intended to help you spark new ideas and, often, to help you build new skills. They are meant to be open to interpretation and use; how you handle the prompt is completely up to you.

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Inspiration

The Pain-Free Guide to Getting The Most From Your Setting

Lisa Papademetriou

Settings play a vital role in any story. They aren’t simply locations where things happen, they are opportunities.

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Daily Prompt

Prompt: Sweet

Lisa Papademetriou

Prompts are intended to help you spark new ideas and, often, to help you build new skills. They are meant to be open to interpretation and use; how you handle the prompt is completely up to you.

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Inspiration

How to Listen

Lisa Papademetriou

Offering criticism—even when it is done with utmost love and care—can be a tricky business. Writers are often sensitive creatures and writing, like any creative endeavor, is a vulnerable thing.

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Storytelling

7 Tips for A Stronger Manuscript

Lisa Papademetriou

Story/acquiring editors are always on the lookout for good manuscripts. They want to buy wonderful stories. But sloppy writing can take focus away from a great tale.

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Inspiration

The Myth of Work/Life Balance

Lisa Papademetriou

Articles about work/life balance always separate these things as if work is work and life is going for long walks on the beach and drinking a piña colada at sundown.

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Inspiration

Why You Shouldn’t Sweat Your Wordcount

Lisa Papademetriou

There are many moments at which you must stop, reassess, think, and wonder. These are some of the most important moments in your work.

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Storytelling

What is a guiding belief?

Lisa Papademetriou

Every major character has a guiding belief, a core understanding of the world that determines her actions. This belief serves as the foundation for the character’s decision-making.

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Daily Prompt

Prompt: Secret Life

Lisa Papademetriou

Prompts are intended to help you spark new ideas and, often, to help you build new skills. They are meant to be open to interpretation and use; how you handle the prompt is completely up to you.

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