Writing Magic with Words

writers magic with words

     Every Writer Can Make Magic With Words Like a magician we must learn our craft. Creative writing is like dealing in magic. We create something from nothing with the flick of our wrist and nimble fingers. Our greatest achievement is to create moments that take our audience’s breath away.

50 Words to NEVER Use Instead of Said plus 240 Words to Use

words never to use to replace said

           Writing effective compelling dialog is not easy.            This post will show you how and give you the tools to write dynamic dialog. Yes, there are 50 words writers use all the time to replace said. Words that should never be used in a dialog tag. Read More »

A Simple Guide to 55 Common Literary Devices

55 literary devices

            Professional writers use unique words.  This is a list of some of the more common Terms and Literary Devices along with what they mean.   It took us a while to learn the proper vocabulary used by professional writers. We hope this Guide will be useful to you.   Read More »

How to Choose a Point-of-View for your Story

choose a point of view for your story

          Choosing a point-of-view can be tricky. When John first started writing, we did what most writers do; we wrote in first-person. It was John’s story and he wanted to tell it in his own voice. Our more recent writing  has been done in third person. We have found several advantages to  writing Read More »