Writing only what you know can be a very limiting dictate, especially when it comes to writing fiction. So much of what seeks to pour out of our brains is outside our experience. Award-winning writer Diana Pho suggests some tools to assist us in writing outside our experience(s) and doing it well.
Getting a little too close to the person in your third person POV can be problematic. Here are some tips on that and how to avoid it.
Cris Freese continues with the informative post from Eleanore D. Trupkiewicz, whose short story, “Poetry by Keats,” took home the grand prize in WD’s 14th Annual Short Short Story Competition.
Cris Freese shares with us (via Writer’s Digest) some rules for keeping dialogue simple and realistic. It may not meet all the rules of grammar, but it does accurately reflect the things that people actually say.
Using active action verbs in your writing can bring your it to life so that it jumps off the page and your reader will have to follow suit to keep up.
It has been said that the easiest way to know you will get an emotional reaction from your reader is if you have one yourself from your writing. Here are some ways to ensure that happens.