Have you ever thought about using your setting to show your characters? As writers, we often find ourselves describing and labeling our characters. In other words, “telling” our readers about our characters instead of showing. I know we’ve done this. There is so much to learn about creative writing. It can feel overwhelming. But showing Read More »
A Storyboard Will Spark Your Creativity. What is a storyboard? Let me ask you; do you have little bubbles of stories popping into your mind. If you don’t write them down quickly, they will vanish. You need a place to capture those magic moments. That’s where a storyboard comes in handy. Have you ever woke 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. John I had a unique idea Read More »
Are you confused by Prepositions? Prepositions can be mystifying. This article will solve the mystery.
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.
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 »
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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 »