Dark Academia Write / Study With Me
E.A. Deverell Creative Writing Blog
by Eva
3M ago
Join me for an hour-long, moody Dark Academia writing or studying session at my desk. A rainy day, candlelight, clinking porcelain, and a manuscript. Are you ready? Click play to begin… Click to watch on Youtube I’m working on my gothic / dark academia novel, Black Grammar. If you’d like to know when it’s available to read, please sign up here. Doing NaNoWriMo? Don’t miss my week-by-week list of NaNoWriMo Resources! The post Dark Academia Write / Study With Me appeared first on e.a. deverell ..read more
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100 Days of Poetry Prompts
E.A. Deverell Creative Writing Blog
by Eva
8M ago
Here are 100 prompts for promptly-written impromptu poetry. Use these prompts for daily practice, for warm-ups, for intellectual party games, or to pen last-minute valentines. Commit to the whole 100 days; flex your dactyls and indulge in spondaic spontaneity. Life is short, art is long long short. Poetry Prompts A Shakespearean sonnet about music theory. Rotting roses, a tube stop, ecstasy. Turn a poem you love into its opposite. A triolet on toilet paper. Fake passport, dragons, sex. A dramatic monologue by a submarine captain. A sestina about a childhood holiday. Ink, blink ..read more
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Notion Template for NaNoWriMo Writers
E.A. Deverell Creative Writing Blog
by Eva
1y ago
Here’s a simple, aesthetic Notion template for writers participating in NaNoWriMo. If you enjoy writing in Notion, you’re all set for the first of November. And if you prefer other writing software (Scrivener, perhaps?), you can use this template as a backup or tracking solution. Click here to view this Notion template. Then click “Duplicate” in the top right corner to transfer it to your own Notion workspace. About This NaNoWriMo Template The daily pages are all set up for you to sit down and start writing on the first of November. The main database allows you to enter your word count, and ..read more
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The One Page Novel Story Structure
E.A. Deverell Creative Writing Blog
by Eva
2y ago
The One Page Novel is a storytelling framework that shows you the big picture. As unlikely as it may sound, you really can condense and organise the plot of an entire novel on one sheet of paper. It was this simplification that helped me finish writing a novel for the very first time, and it can help you too! If you… Don’t know where to start. Have trouble finishing stories you begin. Are feeling discouraged by flat or unconvincing characters. Can’t find a way to tie up loose ends. … then I think you’ll LOVE the One Page Novel! The One Page Novel in a Nutshell The One Page Novel… Requires j ..read more
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Zettelkasten for Writers
E.A. Deverell Creative Writing Blog
by Eva
2y ago
What if you could hold a conversation with your book notes? This was the idea that first tempted me to try the Zettelkasten Method, developed by Niklas Luhmann in the 1950s. The basic method is deceptively simple… The Zettelkasten Method Here is the Zettelkasten method, in its simplest form: Assign each index card a unique number. Write a “nugget” of information on each card. Cross-reference cards using their unique numbers. + a few more nuances: Title each card to make it easy to see the topic at a glance. Insert a card between two numbers using alphanumerics (e.g. 1a ..read more
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Write With Me LIVE
E.A. Deverell Creative Writing Blog
by Eva
3y ago
Join me for a writing session today, at 5pm UTC. Bring your own project & let’s enjoy the positive writing vibes together!   START TIME: 5pm UTC (Time Zone Converter) LEAVE A STORY REQUEST here. CHAT WITH ME ON YOUTUBE here. READ THE GOOGLE DOC here. While You Wait Grab some story ideas. Watch a plot workshop. Learn how to write fast. My worldbuilding course is closing at the end of the month. I’m not sure when it will re-open, so please, enrol now if you’re interested! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE The post Write With Me LIVE appeared first on e.a. deverell ..read more
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Myriorama Cards to Print
E.A. Deverell Creative Writing Blog
by Eva
3y ago
Myriorama cards are slices of landscape paintings that can be arranged in any order to form continuous scenes. They were invented in the early 19th century by the French artist, Jean-Pierre Brès, as a genteel amusement and an aid to practice drawing composition. I first heard Sir Philip Pullman recommend them for writing inspiration in his BBC Imagine interview. They also make an appearance in The Secret Commonwealth! Since I couldn’t find a set to purchase, I did what I usually do: I printed my own. This isn’t the same set that Sir Philip uses (his set has 24 cards according to this articl ..read more
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Northern Lights / Golden Compass Word Crawl
E.A. Deverell Creative Writing Blog
by Eva
3y ago
The new His Dark Materials TV series started today! But that’s no excuse to shirk our writing duties… especially if, like me, you’re currently engaged in writing 50,000 words a month for NaNoWriMo! Complete this word crawl to enjoy Northern Lights (and your own story) in a new light… What is a word crawl? A word crawl is a succinct narrative with embedded writing prompts. Many word crawls take existing stories, and reformat them for fans to enjoy. They can be great motivation to get a lot of writing done! Word crawls seem to have emerged in the NaNoWriMo forums, and the first recorded word cr ..read more
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Worldbuilding Course
E.A. Deverell Creative Writing Blog
by Eva
3y ago
The Lady Writers League‘s long-awaited worldbuilding course, How to Lose Yourself in a World of Your Own Invention, is finally open! Just in time to aid you in your Preptober planning! CLICK HERE TO ENROL How to Worldbuild on One Page This video workshop walks you through the basic method I’ve developed to worldbuild on one page. I love one-page solutions! The One Page Novel is my method for plotting a novel on one page. (If you haven’t done so already, I strongly recommend watching the video on how to plot a novel before you delve into this workshop.) The Heroine Frame is my method for creat ..read more
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