Successful Writers Know That Writing For A Stranger More Often Means That You Have To Find Common Ground Somewhere — But How?

Lynda Flower-Writing For An Audience Essay-Successful Writers Know That Writing For A Stranger More Often Means That You Have To Find Common Ground Somewhere — But How? | BL | Black Lion Journal | Black Lion

"The critical differences for writers usually fall into three areas: the reader’s knowledge about the topic; [their] attitude toward it, and [their] personal or professional needs."

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‘What Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Knew About Storytelling’ & Other Words | Signature’s Compact Guide to Short Story Writing

‘What Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Knew About Storytelling’ & Other Words | Signature's Compact Guide to Short Story Writing | BL | Black Lion Journal | Black Lion

"Holmes and Watson are different, though. Yes, you remember the stories in the way I just described – but there’s an added element. You have friends. The lithe chemist and sturdy military doctor walk beside you down the street, drink coffee with you, remind you to notice every detail and omit nothing. They are, in a word, real." -- Forest Leo

‘The 3 Most Common Missing Pieces Of A Good Short Story’ & Other Words | Signature’s Compact Guide to Short Story Writing

‘The 3 Most Common Missing Pieces Of A Good Short Story’ & Other Words | Signature's Compact Guide to Short Story Writing | BL | Black Lion Journal | Black Lion

This week I’ll be chatting about short story writing by reviewing snippets of Signature’s Compact Guide to Short Story Writing — A highly recommended read for any-level writer. 'The 3 Most Common Missing Pieces Of A Good Short Story' Josh Barkan, author of Mexico, talks to us about three missing pieces that he doesn’t see …

“Excerpt: On Perfectionism By Anne Lamott” | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting

"Excerpt: On Perfectionism By Anne Lamott" | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting | BL | Black Lion Journal | Black Lion

This week, in celebration of Poetry Month, I’ll be chatting about writing by reviewing snippets of Signature’s The Writer’s Guide to Poetry — A highly recommended read for any-level writer. #Poetry Experimentation is a gift that perfectionism holds back. Being a perfectionist isn’t always a bad thing — but if we allow it to dominate our thoughts and our creativity, then it can take a while to breakthrough and to refocus our energy.

“Excerpt: School Of Verse By David Orr” | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting

"Excerpt: School Of Verse By David Orr" | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting | BL | Black Lion Journal | Black Lion

This week, in celebration of Poetry Month, I’ll be chatting about writing by reviewing snippets of Signature’s The Writer’s Guide to Poetry — A highly recommended read for any-level writer. #Poetry If taking the road less traveled doesn't mean what we've all thought it meant, then I don't know of a better example of romanticization and the disappointment felt from high expectations. Perhaps avoiding this kind of disappointment is what author David Orr wants to share with us in his excerpt about dismantling poetic expectations and stereotypes.