Reference Sites for Writers

Find the Gold

By Annette Rey

Here I am with more sites for writers. I hope you are cataloging them somewhere in a file on your desktop.

The list is growing.

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Inspiration from Other Writers

Birth of a Blog Post

By Annette Rey

Recently I have been talking with a writer who is very visually oriented, and who told me much of his writing is inspired from looking at pictures. He contemplates a photograph or art and begins writing about what he sees. His goal is to help his reader see what he sees.

The visual aspect of writing inspired me to present this post. I hope you value and enjoy it. Perhaps these images will inspire a writing idea in you.

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Colorful, Catchy Narrative

Radio Noir

By Annette Rey

Oh, for the days language was used that slapped the listener in the head, jangled his brain, and imparted a vivid visual view in a flash of a second. Machine gun language denoting so much information the listener is running a sentence behind the descriptive narrative. Radio language was used decoratively, stretching metaphors beyond the meaning of the technique.

When I’m driving, I listen to Sirius Classic Radio broadcasts from the 1930s and 1940s. This is how I can learn from, enjoy, and appreciate stimulating script writing.

I’d like to share the following excerpts with you.

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Exercise Your Pen

Practice Results in Unblocking

By Annette Rey

I tell you writer’s block is an imagination. It’s not real. It has no substance. If you open your mind to such thinking, you will follow advice, go along, and see unblocking results in your own work. I promote doing writing exercises. Once you do them, you will find blocking either goes away in your life or can never exist as long as you keep your pen moving.

In that vein, I am practicing what I preach.

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Quiet Observation is a Writer’s Tool

Conversation Is Story.

By Annette Rey

Are you – short on ideas – stumped on character development – unable to complete dialogue – at a loss on detailing scene? Answers for these areas are a car trip away.

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Writers – From Blank Screen to Story

Unblocking Exercise – Word Trains

 

By Annette Rey

 

Are you short on ideas? How do you inspire ideas? Try this.

 

My technique is simple. Pick words. It’s sort of the old psychiatric test, free association. Say the first word that comes to your mind when you hear another word. It is my contention, the human brain cannot stop thinking. One word inspires the birth of another.  

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One Dozen Reasons Why Writers Need to “Carry That Camera!”

The Camera, A Compulsory Tool

By Annette Rey

Do you need to add dimension to your writing? Is your writing lacking color? Do you feel it needs enrichment? Is your brain a little blank when you are searching for the right word to describe something? Do you have copyright fears about using internet pictures?

Can such a simple solution as carrying (and using) a camera really be the answer to resolve some of your concerns? Follow through on the dozen reasons below. You won’t be sorry you did.

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