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Writing Guidelines…What you do with what you learn

This is an older post but as I thought about this weeks writing exercise I reasoned that part of being good at your craft is in understanding what you are aiming for. This post is about coming up with a set of simple writing guidelines to help keep you, the writer, on track. My sister Crystal Clark created this exercise and now I am sharing it (again) with you all. Enjoy and please do share what you discover!

I came for the soup...

ChecklistA few weeks back I said that I would post my “rules” or “Guidelines” for writing. I have four and they are very helpful and freeing when I take time to actually reference them and apply them to my work.

Just a bit of background about how these Guidelines came to be.  A few years back my eldest sister created a creative writing workshop book. I was her guinea pig. There were several workshops that I still use today. One of them that I really enjoyed was where I had to gather images that reminded me of the fictional worlds I was was creating and post them around the area that I was writing in and to see how seeing these images influenced my work. Great.

The other workshop was to make a list of 4 of my favorite authors, find a quote of theirs that spoke about their writing…

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Founder of "I came for the soup...", Candice Coates is a Fiction and Non-Fiction Writer, jumping from genres ranging from her most beloved genre, Speculative Science Fiction and Fantasy to Comedic Clean Read Romance and Suspense Thrillers, all with touches of her Christian faith. She is a lover of Ireland, languages, tea, and just about anything with pistachios. When not writing she is working on creating visual art.

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