Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Rather than focus only on plot events as you write scenes, try purposely pairing characters that you normally wouldn’t put together in a scene.
A lesson about time markers in story using Game of Thrones as reference material.
Rather than rely on your go-to fixes, learn other ways to rewrite and edit words, sentences, paragraphs, and scenes.
Excerpt from The Magic of Fiction—Keep the Reader in Mind
Get your fiction and writing questions answered in a real-time question and answer session—Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 4 p.m. EDT and again at 9 p.m. EDT.
Excerpt from The Magic of Fiction—Refining Style
Excerpt from The Magic of Fiction—Middle Chapters
Excerpt from The Magic of Fiction—Showcasing the Setting
Excerpt from The Magic of Fiction—The First Draft
Pile on frustrations for your characters; see what they’re made of. Give characters reasons to act up and act out.