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.
Writers are responsible for cherishing and guarding our language. So hoist up your dictionaries and thesauruses and enter the fray.
Too often when talking about outlining a writer will complain, “but then I’ll know how it ends and lose interest.” Here are some tips on how to keep the interest and the fun in it from Roz Morris.
Renew the world of your story by focusing on the basics of setting and detail.
Portraying your characters deeply felt emotions is so much more powerful when viewed through the lens of their actions and not the writer telling the reader what is being felt. Show don’t tell.