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11 Awesome Websites for Writers11 Awesome Websites for Writers by LauraMizvaria
Other writers I follow are constantly posting articles from this site, and for good reason! You don't have to be a teen to take advantage of their extensive writers-education articles on topics like character background, getting published, how to get good inspiration, developing ideas, writing prompts, and much more! They’ve also got a great Pinterest account and a Facebook group with a fun and helpful community.
If you’ve been in the online writing community long, chances
Butterfly AfternoonThe exotic aroma of raspberry teaButterfly Afternoon by LauraMizvaria
rises in smoky steam,
a burst of spice and sweetness.
Warm from the fairy-floral painted cup
seeps into my bony fingertips.
The cascading winds of the night have stilled
and the gaping sky
bursts with the afternoon sun.
Flutters brush by my window
with fragile wings
colored by chalk dust.
In shades of goldenrod and tangerine,
The butterflies have come out
to taste the dew drops.
Story Structure: Plot PointsStory Structure: Plot Points by LauraMizvaria
A story without structure is like a body without bones: it’s messy and won’t get very far. Structure gives both you and your readers a clear sense of direction and purpose. If you check around for story structure outlines, many of them will based on Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheet. It is a basic plot structure, typically used in screenwriting. However, it can really apply to any media form because it follows a basic three act structure. This one is somewhat based on Snyder’s outline as well. Note that all of the elements of this outline are not completely set in stone, but this is a good structure for sequence of events. Sometimes it's hard to analyze exactly where every point of a story falls into the beat sheet, but you'll get the idea. The three most basic ingredients you need before you can fill out the details of this structure are: a protagonist, a goal
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The Room from Long AgoGolden dustEmmieBeeCreations
Tucked under the
On the sill
Left from long ago
"Let us be,"
Lost in long ago
I look outside
That old oak tree
Seems to hold
A tire swing
Left from long ago
It's solemn here
This top floor
I slip through
The aged door
I shall let it
Sleep some more
The room from long ago