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Old 06-21-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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I came across this while poking round over at youtube this morning.

http://www.cupiderosbooks.com/WritingLessons.html
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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Curious. A rather intrusive website, so I didn't go beyond the first page.

The author seems to have a thing for meeting "the handsome or gorgeous person of the opposite sex" - which explicitly cuts out several possible variations of the story examples.

The article opens with "MOST PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO WRITE BECAUSE...", and it continues working from that assumption - that everyone would be a writer if they weren't afraid to try it. This may make for an good sales approach for the website, but I don't think its true and it gives the "lessons" a strange slant.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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I hadn't read very much of the site yet myself. White and pink on purple is an odd choice for color scheme (text and background). Granted some of it does have an unusual slant but it does make some good points too I think. Anyway I figure a free resource isn't going to necessarily be as well structured as one that you have to pay for.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:54 AM   #4
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That was great. Now I have to go write another story. Thanks for posting it!
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:56 AM   #5
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That was great. Now I have to go write another story. Thanks for posting it!
You're quite welcome. Good luck with your writing.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:53 AM   #6
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I have to say they have a big pr job to overcome my firm belief that most things that are free are worth every penny. One thing I note from a _very_ quick look around: this is all theory and there's no-one there to look at your stuff and point you in the right direction. It can be very hard to exercise your writing muscle from theory only.
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