Redundant Words Disastrous or Magnifying

redundant words

Redundant Words can Be Disastrous or Magnificent Since you opened this post, we assume you want to become a better writer. Redundant words are a nightmare for many of us.. The experts tell us to be a power writer we should avoid redundant words. So, we set out to discover what they were. To our Read More »

Write Anxiety for Your Character With Easy To Use Phrases

Write Anxiety

When you  write anxiety, it is so much easier to simply say he’s nervous, or she’s upset. But that would be telling. We have all heard the adage ‘show don’t tell’. So, how do we make it obvious to our reader that our character is anxious without telling. We feel it is essential for your Read More »

Dialogue Mistake #1 (How To Fix It)

dialogue mistake #1

The Most CommonDialogue Mistake When we first started writing novels, we often made this dialogue mistake . It seems there are verbs you should never use to replace said in your dialogue tags (also called attributions or speech tags) I wish someone had showed this to us before we had written our first book. We had to go Read More »

Show Your Characters Using Your Setting (8 Tricks)

show characters using setting

Have you ever thought about using your setting to show your characters? This may sound crazy, but hang in there with me. Have you ever caught your self labeling your characters.  You know, he is smart, she is funny, he is rich, she is beautiful. In other words, “telling” your readers about your characters instead Read More »

Pacing Your Story (Like a Pro)

Pacing your story

Discovering the tricks of pacing can transform your writing. Do you want to be an average writer or an outstanding author? Great pacing is often the difference between a best-selling novel and a mediocre one. Contents: Tricks to pace action scenes A Trick for super quick pace How to pace verbal conflict Writing a slower Read More »

A Storyboard Will Explode Your Creative Writing

creative writing storyboard how to start

A Storyboard Can Prevent Writer’s Block. You might be asking; Why do I  need a STORYBOARD? Let me ask you; do you have little bubbles of stories popping into your mind? If you’re Like me, if I don’t write them down they quickly vanish. We need a place to capture those magic moments. Have you Read More »