Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Explore novel ways to look at the use of dialogue tags, especially at “said” and other verbs, such as laugh and smile, used as dialogue tags.
How’s a writer to know what writing advice is good and what is better ignored? A continuation of an earlier post.
Many writers stop working on a manuscript before it’s truly finished. Polish stories to add resonance and to make them sing.
Rather than listen to advice that says it’s unnecessary to learn the rules of writing and fiction, learn your craft.
Tales and novels have different structures and purposes. Explore the differences and learn why telling tales in the middle of a novel is often not a good idea.
Suggestions for ways to use character names in fiction, especially at the beginning of stories when readers are just meeting the characters.
Excessive and unnecessary explanations can weaken the dramatic and emotional impact of sentences. Learn why explanations are often unnecessary and annoying.
Information on copyright law, fair use doctrine, and creative ways to use song lyrics and poetry in your fiction.
Lack of conflict between characters and lack of emotion-inducing scenes for readers will make stories flat, boring, and tedious. Discover why conflict and emotion are so important to fiction.