Category Archives: Revision

The existential dilemma of whether or not to follow your characters wherever they might lead.

The old saying about the inmates running the asylum may be true in some instances where your characters have led you into places that make no sense and have nothing to do with the plot you sat down to write, but … they can also take you places you had not dared to go before and your writing ascends to a new level. Let the battle between plotters and pantsers continue. There is room for both in the wild and wacky world of writing.

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The existential dilemma of whether or not to follow your characters wherever they might lead.

Good Endings: What Should Yours Include? – WRITERS HELPING WRITERS®

Today, author and writing coach Roz Morris breaks down good endings for us. What they contain, how you set them up, and how you execute them.

What’s the right ending for your novel? This isn’t a simple question to answer, because there are many factors to consider. But the first thing you want to think about is the story’s genre. L…

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Getting Jiggy with the Nitty Gritty, or, Improving Your Sentences – WRITERS HELPING WRITERS®

If you feel the need to improve your writing (and who doesn’t?), start with the basic building of your sentences. Enhancing your sentence structure will strengthen all of your writing.

As writers we spend most of our time torn between needing to write and needing to market what we’ve written. Then, when we’re writing, our focus is often on improving our characters or the big pict…

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