Write Better Now

Quick writing tips to help you become a better writer and author from NYT best-selling author, editor, and writing coach Carrie Jones

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July 13, 2022 00:06:49
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Astonishers. Gaspers. Screamers. What your exclamation point addiction or avoidance says about you.

Astonishers. Gaspers. Screamers. What your exclamation point addiction or avoidance says about you. ...

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July 06, 2022 00:06:19
Using the Tools of Actors to Be a Better Writer

Using the Tools of Actors to Be a Better Writer

I come from a theater background—a sort of. Basically, I spent a lot of my time singing and dancing and acting (badly) when I was growing up and then in college I spent a lot of my time directing and acting (badly) while I was getting my political science degree.  I’ve always talked about how […] ...

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June 29, 2022 00:07:40
The Demon Named White Room Syndrome and How to Exorcise It From Your Story

The Demon Named White Room Syndrome and How to Exorcise It From Your Story

There’s a demon that infiltrates a lot of our fiction and memoirs and that demon has a name. Learn about White Room Syndrome with us on this week’s episode of Write Better Now! So, white rooms are all the rage right now in 2020 thanks to the Swedish Cozy Minimalist design movement, but what might … Continue reading "" ...

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June 22, 2022 00:06:09
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Fill Your Setting With Farts

A quick ramble about setting. Writers, you need it. You might not want it. You might not be good at it, but setting is like a good fart. Sometimes you have to expel a little gas out of your rectum in order to be your best. Similarly, you want to have some setting in your … Continue reading "" ...

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June 15, 2022 00:05:11
Show More Details, Writers

Show More Details, Writers

Showing details in your writing isn’t just some annoying comment that agents, editors, and writing coaches and teachers paste into every student’s work. You can see it now, right? Big red letters. Loopy script. Maybe an exclamation point: SHOW MORE DETAILS! Every writing person ever We do this not to be annoying (well, most of […] ...

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June 08, 2022 00:06:35
THREE BIG PIECES TO BUILDING BETTER STORY VIA SCENE AND SEQUEL

THREE BIG PIECES TO BUILDING BETTER STORY VIA SCENE AND SEQUEL

Story is basically a sequence of events, right? And to create a story you have to put that sequence of events together in a way that’s going to jive to the reader or for the reader. To do that you need scenes, which make up that sequence of events. A scene is the basic unit […] ...

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