Prepositions Can be Confusing

prepositions are confusing

  Are you confused by Prepositions? Prepositions can be mystifying. We hope this article will clear up some of the mystery. A preposition shows the relationship between its object and another word in the sentence. We say prepositional phrase because a preposition needs a noun make sense. The noun completes the phrase.   Example:  Up Read More »

How Writers Make Magic with Words

writers make magic with words

  Creative writing is like dealing in magic. We create something from nothing with the flick of our wrist and nimble fingers. As writers, our greatest achievement is to create moments that take our audience’s breath away. Just like in magic, there are tricks to learn. Techniques to be practiced and mastered. Like a magician, Read More »

104 Replacement Words for Said

 You can improve your dialog by using alternate words for said.                                Replacement words can tell your readers how the dialog was expressed, the tone of voice, or the emotion behind the words. There is nothing wrong in using said. Some writers call it an invisible word. You can always use small actions to express the Read More »

How to Engage your Readers with a Theme

writing with a theme

A Compelling Theme Produces an Inner Richness to Your Story. I know, you say, I am writing a murder mystery, I don’t need a theme. Guess What? Every story needs a theme, a moral premise, if it is to be memorable. From ancient times stories have been told and retold about virtuous heroes and heroines. Audiences Read More »

How to Create Sensational Villains

Create Sensationaal Villians

Category: Character Development. Technique: Creating a villain. Every story needs some kind of villain. Something or someone who complicates life for the main character. In order for the hero/heroine to be strong, honorable and passionate, the writer must create a villain who is just as strong, evil and passionate. Even the most diabolical villain can Read More »

How to Grow Your Creativity

How to Grow your Creativity

Carry a notebook or iPad with you Here is an idea that will help you increase your ability to imagine or write especially visual scenes. When you see something special, write down what you saw. Be descriptive. Use your creativity. Capture your feelings so later, a day, a week a year, you can re-create the Read More »