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. Contents: Tricks to pace action scenes A Trick for super quick pace How to pace verbal conflict Writing a slower 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 »
Are you looking for Free writer’s websites? Do you want to be a more powerful writer? Check out these FREE websites to boost your skills and energize your writing. Table of Contents: Beware of scams Do your research Get your dialogue right Improve your skills Help to Write your novel 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 »
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.
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 »
The secrete to a powerful story is a powerful theme. Contents: Why do you need a powerful theme? What is a theme? A compelling theme adds inner richness to your book A theme creates a memorable story Consider your theme before you write Does your theme impact the soul? Finding a theme in your finished Read More »