Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
If a character comes from a country different from yours or different from that of your other characters, make sure that he uses words and phrases peculiar to his country and not to yours.
Tips for writing action and description from a character’s point of view. For a close narrative distance, show story events and descriptions through the character’s perspective.
The story problem and the story question are vital components of any fiction. A discussion of the importance of the story question for readers.
Take a lesson from Olympic TV coverage and interest your readers in your characters and the ordeals they undergo. Make readers care about characters and a story’s outcome.
Part 2 of a discussion about using deep POV to bring readers closer to action and characters. Tips and techniques for using deep POV effectively.
Entertain the reader by telling a good story. Make readers want to read what you write.
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