Ask,78 Words to Use Instead (Write Killer Speech Tags)

words to use instead of ask

                Why Use Dialog Writers have two ways to tell a story: Dialog and Narrative (prose). Narrative can quickly become boring. It’s astonishing how much better your story will sound in dialog. Strive to include some dialog on every page. Using alternate words for ask will spice up Read More »

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 »

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. We hope this post will unlock the secrets. We wish someone had explained point of view to us, in the beginning. 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 Read More »

How to Start a Creative Writing Journal

Keep a Creative Writing Journal

If you have dreamed of being a writer, this is a quick way to get  started. Creative writing allows you to express your own unique thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Think of your writing journal as thinking on paper. Creative Writing can be fun and immensely satisfying. It can also be  difficult and challenging at times. Read More »