Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
The story problem and the story question are vital components of any fiction. A discussion of the importance of the story question for readers.
Tips for preparing for November’s NaNoWriMo. Get the prep done now so that you can begin writing on day 1.
Look for and then correct story problems that shock readers out of the fictional world. A list of common story problems that can ruin the reader’s experience.
Hyphenation tips and rules for self-published print books. Includes a few notes on typographic widows and orphans as well.
Links to useful articles on grammar, punctuation, and writing fiction, especially helpful for students and educators beginning a new school year.
A blog reader asks specific questions about deep POV.
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.
Understanding narrative distance to understand how to use deep POV.
Rather than use common verbs, use specific verbs that fit your story, your characters, and each scene. Direct events and emotion through the choice of specific rather than general verbs.