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    How to Make Writing Fun Again

    If you’re writing and it’s a blast, this article isn’t for you. But one day, it will be. Let me explain. A long time ago a couple states down from where I live now, I was a kid on fire for writing, suddenly obsessed with the art form. After school, I’d write for hours and would feel totally enthralled by it. If you’re a writer, you likely know what I’m talking about. It’s a catharsis like no other. Over the years, writing never ceased being fun. I’d imagine writing in my head and later actually write it all out. There’s something about seeing worlds and character come to life on…

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    Do the Twist

    Everybody loves a twist ending. They make for fun, interesting, and satisfying stories, and usually make you think about a story well after you’ve finished it. Of course, stories with twist endings can wear out their welcome (see: M. Night Shyamalan), but for the most part people love a good twist. YouTuber Wolfcrow breaks down how to create a twist ending in six steps in his video, using a Yin/Yang paradigm. It’s a basic formula that he doesn’t dive too deeply into but gives you the bare essentials to get started. If you’re looking to write a story with a twist, then this video will help get you started.

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    How to Silence Your Internal Editor

    In my past article How I Write 3,000 Words Per Hour, I talk about the idea of keeping the door closed when you write and keeping it open when you edit. Of course, the phrase is not entirely literal. When you’re writing your first draft you shouldn’t bother yourself with critiquing and editing every last sentence. Too many writers think the first draft should be perfect, and if it’s anything less, they have to start all over. Other writers trudge through a bog of their own making, continuously re-writing their first paragraph. They get so drained and exhausted. It’s no wonder why they give up. Believe it or not many, many writers do this (and have done…