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 »

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. 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 »

How to Grow Your Creativity and Write Better Fiction

How to Grow your Creativity

Carry a notebook or iPad to improve your creativity 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 Read More »