Learn how to listen for your genuine voice as you silence that demon, The Faux Writer, who may persistently be trying to intrude.
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.
Deliver your document to your editor in Word, use Track Changes, and maintain one master document to save time and money.
Is your creative vision on your pages? Here’s how you can find out.
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.
As contemporary writers, we can still benefit tremendously by listening to the words we’ve written. In fact, reading our work aloud is an essential step in the writing process.
With good dialogue, a character’s words come alive on the page and connect with us. Good dialogue will keep that prospective literary agent turning the pages and the reader wanting more.