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Get feedback from your support group before submitting your work. These are your objective eyes.
The basics first: “He/she said” is the basic modifier. Dialogue tells us what is said, attribution tags tell us who said it and modifiers tell us how it was said. These are the aspects we deal with here, adverbs (he said happily) are a matter for concern in a different article.
Trimming the cast every now and then will help clean up your story. This section explains how to check your cast and trim the characters who are not adding to the story.
The six deadly mistakes of beginner writers and how to fix them. 1 Thinkbefore character. 2 Writing about undefined, underdeveloped characters.
When you’re writing, you’re all over the place in creativity and flow. When you’re rewriting, you are tidying up, restoring the order so your writing stays on track. Rewriting: reworking elements of the story to make it more immediate and dramatic.
A common mistake for any writer to make, is to believe every written line must be genius and perfected from the start. Creating fictional reality is messy.
Immersive writing: here are the essential ingredients to immersive writing, creating the fictional dream that turns a story into a page turner.
Show, don’t tell. Built-in past is called “exposition” and requires explanations so the reader can understand what is happening now. In its very nature, this is ‘telling’ rather than showing. Showing, on the other hand, makes use of evocative description.
Alternative strong verbs indicating to go walking.
Writing dialogue laughs and descriptive emotional expressions ranging from smiles to laughing
Proper Dialogue Format. How to use Quotation marks. Proper Punctuation. When to place Speech-attribution tags. How to write Dis-fluent speech & examples. How to write Interjections & cheat sheet.
The top 4 uses of dialogue. Characterization: Bring your characters to life and make the story emotionally appealing. Moving theforward. Building conflict through tension.
The 12 things that make you a successful writer
Words and Expressions Commonly Misused
The sentence is the foundation of any written work. There is one thing all reader want: clear, concise, comprehensible sentences that mean something to them.
Description questions to ask yourself
Questions about narrative to ask yourself.