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Writing advice from the lovely and talented Mrs. Wright

Wright’s Writing Corner –On Judging a book by its cover

The good news, prospective writers, is that it is now much, much easier to get published as an author than ever before in human history. The bad news is that it is much, much harder to find the reader to … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.” — Anatole France It also forbids rich and poor alike to bribe politicians, commit securities fraud, … Continue reading

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Wright’s Writing Corner: Spock Versus Elf!

The lovely and talented Mrs Wright has returned to her popular writing tips column. Except: I have been wanting to write about this for quite some time. Today seems like the day. It has come to my attention that there … Continue reading

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Wright’s Writing Corner: Payloads and Gnomes

Here are the links for the last two of the beautiful and talented Mrs. Wright’s Wright’s Writing Corner, on the Payload Moment, part one and two. Excerpt: Payload: Every scene/fight/sex scene should have some moment that moves the plot along … Continue reading

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Wright’s Writing Corner: Long Live Exposition

The beautiful and talented Mrs Wright wishes to share her tragic and joyful writing experiences, and describe a rather good idea on how to decide where to put one’s inevitable blocks of discursive information or exposition: Last week, I had … Continue reading

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Why it is a Good Time to be a Writer

A guest post on the website of my lovely and talented wife penned by Mr Michael J Sullivan. At any given time there are plenty of Chicken Little wannabes proclaiming how the sky is falling when it comes to the … Continue reading

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All About The Magic, Or the Gosling of the Golden Creek Vs. The Unicorn Pooper-Scoopers

The beautiful and talented wife appears today at the fantasy writing website: Magical Words This article is on the magic of wonder (that child-like quality that makes some of us love Doctor Who.) Excerpt: Beside the road leading to my … Continue reading

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Wright’s Writing Corner Relaunch

Latest writing post from the beautiful and talented Mrs. Wright: The Trick: Raising expectations in one direction but having the story first go in the opposite direction. The Trick is the secret to writing, the thing that makes a story … Continue reading

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Wright’s Writing Corner: Watch Out, or You’ll End Up in My Novel

The lovely and talented Mrs Wright says this: Today’s post is in reponse to a reader’s request. Come by and comment on your experiences with writing from real life. http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/285281.html Excerpt: First, I will start by saying that if there … Continue reading

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Wright’s Writing Corner on Writing for Boys, Writing for Girls.

The lovely and talented Mrs Wright asks all and sundry to come by and share any opinions on the similarities and differences between the literary likes of men and women. http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/280676.html Excerpt: When I was in college, some male friends … Continue reading

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Wright’s Writing Corner: Aristrocracy

The beautiful and talented Mrs Wright continues her alphabetical explanation of the Great Ideas of Western Literature: In Today’s Post, I have finally returned to the subject of writing about the great ideas. Today’s idea: Aristocracy. Come by and share … Continue reading

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Illustrations of the Tao

To forestall the inevitable tedium of repeating what should be a well known idea among all literate men, allow me to quote some examples of what philosopher’s call Natural Law, or Objective Morality. The examples here are not being used … Continue reading

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On Writing Adventures

Wright’s writing corner has a guest writer, Vonnie Winslow Crist, this week! Excerpt: JRR Tolkien wrote: “Don’t adventures ever have an end? I suppose not. Someone else always has to carry on the story.” And thank goodness it’s true! For … Continue reading

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Wright’s Writing Corner. On Animals.

The lovely and talented wife continues her post on Mortimer Adler’s list of the 101 ‘Great Ideas’. We continue with ‘Animals.’ This is a repost of her previous article. http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/276571.html Excerpt: Nowadays, the shelves of the children’s and young adult … Continue reading

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Wright’s Writing Corner: De Angelus

Today’s article on writing about Angels. Excerpt: The first Great Idea listed by Mortimer Adler happens to be Angels. So, today, I thought I would write about writing about angels.Some things are intrinsically hard to write about. Angels may be … Continue reading

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Wright’s Writing Corner on Great Books

Read it while it is hot! http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/274528.html Excerpt: A great book is a book you love. Perhaps, it is a book that changed your life. Perhaps, it is one you want to read again and again. Perhaps, it is one … Continue reading

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Restarting Wright’s Writing Corner

My lovely and talented wife is restarting her weekly post about writing and the writing world. Today, she is posted her “best of” her previous posts on Writing Tips for anyone who has not seen them. http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/274031.html Two Strings: Two … Continue reading

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Wright’s Writing Corner: The Three Levels of Character.

After a long break the beautiful and talented Mrs Wright takes a brief look at 1, 2, and 3-D characters http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/261281.html An excerpt: One-Dimensional Characters- are just that. They have one-dimension to them. The girl with red hair. The angry … Continue reading

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From the Pen of Jonathan Moeller

A short description all new authors should read of the work and days of the quest for a book to find its audience, and poet to find his dream. http://www.jonathanmoeller.com/writer/?p=2133 Since my lovely and talented wife is seriously debating adopting … Continue reading

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The Great Books Online!

Our Mr Baxter has painstakingly tracked down the works included in Mortimer Alder’s Great Books series he compiled for Encyclopedia Brittanica. As a public service, and so that Mr Baxter’s efforts will not be lost in the wilderness of comment … Continue reading

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Wright’s Writing Corner: Submit and Obey!

This week’s Wright’s Writing Corner features guest blogging editor Mason Lavin covers the dos and don’ts of submitting your work. http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/247302.html Excerpt: Do NOT do the following: Read my edits and then delete all of them, sending back a “the … Continue reading

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Wright’s Writing Corner: De Partibus Animalium

The beautiful and talented Mrs Wright has returned to Wright’s Writing Corner and the series of articles about writing about the 102 Great Ideas. This one is about animals: http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/244758.html Excerpt: Nowadays, the shelves of the children’s and young adult … Continue reading

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John C. Wright’s Patented One Session Lesson in the Mechanics of Fiction

Note: this is a reprint of an article I wrote in January of 2011. I reprint it here as a companion to my previous article on how to get published. Here is the John C. Wright patented one-session lesson in … Continue reading

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Wright’s Ten Rules on Writing

Since becoming an author, from time to time interested fans (or else people willing to make me feel better by playing along with the idea that I am real writer by pretending to be fans) will ask me to pass … Continue reading

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Wright’s Writing Corner: Self Publishing guest post by David Marcoe

Nice guest post on Self-Publishing with lots of references at the end: http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/219904.html

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