Character Development Part 4 We’ve been talking about how to make sure your characters are three-dimensional people rather than Flat … More
After my speech at Pubcon17 last weekend on the topic of the paths to publishing, several attendees requested that I … More
Add tension and conflict in your writing with dialogue.
What elements do you need in your opening scene? We talk about that this week.
It’s all about bits of information. Authors write scenes in order to make the events in the fictional world seem … More
We’ve been discussing scene writing over the last several weeks, including the expectations for what constitutes a scene, what belongs … More
Scene Setting When we discussed scene beginnings a few weeks ago, we said that each scene should have a purpose … More
Scene Beginnings We are focusing on scenes for the next few weeks, and this week our focus is on the … More
How long? I expect that some of you will be pissed off at me by the end of this post. … More
Introduction Scenes are the visual building blocks of the novel in which your characters live (very much like theater productions … More