When writers show and tell, they do more than just flatly report on what’s happened in the narrative line of the story.
Of the many excellent books on the art and craft of writing, here are seven to inspire you.
The beginning of a story is crucial. It can make the difference in gaining the attention of a prospective agent, acquisitions editor, and ultimately the reader. So, how do you start? Here are some suggestions to help you find your beginning.
If you’re finding that your narrative’s energy is flagging, try pinpointing your protagonist’s defining characteristic. Here’s how that can help your story.
What “Show, Don’t Tell” really means: how to write fiction or memoir that keeps your reader engaged.
If place wields such power, why do we sometimes relegate it to a secondary role when writing story?
The devil is in the details: thoughts and pointers for keeping your writing TMI-free.
If we want to hone our craft, we need to expose ourselves to the work of excellent writers.
Whether you’re writing a snappy cover letter, traditional book proposal, or full-length manuscript to wow a literary agent or publisher, you need to steer clear of the biggest mistakes writers make in crafting their prose.
In the last decade, the Internet has exploded with content, making research much easier and faster for writers. I find myself online every day searching for information and fact checking. But all this access at our fingertips has its minefields, for it’s far too easy to cut and paste with good intentions during the crazy…