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 »
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 »
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 »
If you joined us here at Writing A Great Book, then you want to become a writer. 20 years ago my husband, John began writing a science fiction series, called The Light Masters. You need to understand, John is a pants-er (he simply sits down and writes). On the other hand, I need writing formulas, Read More »
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.
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 »
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) 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 »
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.