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 »
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 »
) How to fulfill your dream of becoming a famous author. Are you struggling to write your novel? As writers, we all want to unlock the secret of writing a best-selling novel and becoming a famous author. To be honest this post only covers the basics. But we all know, we must start with the Read More »
HI! Writing novels has been both an adventure and a challenge. Earnest Hemingway said “We are all apprentices in a craft, no one ever masters.” We are still learning how to write better. We do not believe we will ever learn all the techniques and nuances of creative writing.
Are you confused by Prepositions? Prepositions can be mystifying. This article will solve the mystery. Figuring out nouns and verbs is sort of simple. A noun is a person, place or thing. A verb is an action or state of being. So, why are prepositions so confusing? One reason is: prepositions can play several Read More »
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.
Using other words instead of ask will spice up your dialogue. Ask is a common word used when writing dialogue. Using alternate words instead of ask gives you the opportunity Read More »
Writers can find many FREE writing tools on the internet. These are only a few. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for things to help my writing. We’ve gathered some of the best tools on the web just for you. We’ve used many of these tools ourselves and hope you find Read More »
Yes, there really are 50 words writers use all the time instead of said. Words that should never be used to replace said. This common mistake by new writers, need not be a mistake you make. Find out what these words are and why you should never use them. Writing effective, compelling dialog is Read More »
Learning literary devices is crucial for any writer who wants to be great. 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 Read More »