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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 Inspirational, Speculative Science Fiction and Fantasy to Comedic Clean Read Romance and Suspense, 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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