Check out this piece by K.M. Weiland: Critique: 6 Tips for Introducing Characters Most of the time, I hate real-life introductions. For one thing, I almost always forget the person’s name in the rush of shaking hands, smiling, and saying something charmingly banal. Then there’s the small talk, important but often tedious. Squirm. But that’s most of … Continue reading Reposted – Critique: 6 Tips for One Characters
Check out Nate Winchester's latest piece, readers: Writing Talk - And Then, Therefore So – above all – you’ve completed step 1 and got something written! What’s another way to make your story richer and more complex? If you want it in video form, you can watch Shamus’ talk about this method here. Read more...
Take a look at this excellent piece by Mr. Winchester, readers: Writing Week - moving from complicated to complex There’s probably some irony in trying to make the subject of complexity itself a simple discussion. “It’s too easy to cross the line from complex to complicated. And complicated is bad.” -Chuck of SFDebris If I was … Continue reading Reposted: Writing Week – moving from complicated to complex
Check out this informative piece by Christina Kaye, readers: Writing Legal Fiction: 4 Research Tips On television crime dramas, DNA comes back in three minutes, crimes are solved in less than forty-two minutes, and defendants always confess to everything right there on the stand in front of judge and jury. While I can see the … Continue reading Reposted: Writing Legal Fiction: 4 Research Tips
Check out this piece by Meg Dowell over at Novelty Revisions, readers: The Best Time to Write Is When No One's Reading Every writer is afraid of something. One of the most common fears among writers is that they will work hard on something, throw it out into the world … and everyone will absolutely hate … Continue reading Reposted: The Best Time to Write Is When No One’s Reading
Check out this great piece, readers: How I Overcame Writer's Block: 5 Techniques Have you ever lost traction on a writing project, or wondered if you can actually finish writing a whole book? I’ve been there! This is the story of how I finally beat writer’s block. With my first novel, Poison Bay, I often wondered … Continue reading Reposted – How I Overcame Writer’s Block: 5 Techniques
Take a look at this thought-provoking piece Benjamin Cheah, readers: This world is a dark world. Open a newspaper and see for yourself. Murder, genocide, civil war, assaults, rapes, kidnapping, sex trafficking, corruption, on and on, and endless litany of crimes high and petty. Any outrage, if any, will last until the moment a … Continue reading Reposted: Going Bright