Under the Microscope: The Travelers

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Under the Microscope is the type of post where we dive into the first section of a story to dig out the nuts and bolts. The idea is to provide a learning experience based on the critiques and compliments that occur as a result. This is not meant to be taken as a traditional critique, and all comments are based on my personal opinion.

If you’d like to submit a story for a future episode, head to the UtM submission page.

You can find last week’s episode here.

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Ten Quote Tuesday (#16)

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(I apologize to those who previously clicked on this post and saw an error message. There was some technical difficulty that has since been fixed. I’ve rewritten the post so that you all can have it.)

Welcome to another installment of Ten Quote Tuesday! If your creative juices have trouble flowing today, then read these quotes and writing prompts to nudge awake the sleeping muse. If there is a particular quote you enjoyed, let us all know with your comments below.

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Showing vs. Telling

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If there was one piece of writing advice I disliked most as a new writer, it certainly was “Show, don’t tell.” Initially, I had no idea what it meant. Self-help writing blogs often toss this phrase around without examples. I even had a critique done on my writing once, and the person critiquing said this phrase several times but offered no help on what showing actually meant.

Finally, I stumbled upon a quote that changed my outlook on writing forever.

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Under the Microscope: The Destiny Matrix

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Under the Microscope is the type of post where we dive into the first section of a story to dig out the nuts and bolts. The idea is to provide a learning experience based on the critiques and compliments that occur as a result. This is not meant to be taken as a traditional critique, and all comments are based on my personal opinion.

If you’d like to submit a story for a future episode, head to the UtM submission page.

You can find last week’s episode here.

Continue reading