Have you ever wondered what your writing personality is? Or maybe you've seen a cute little chart on Pinterest talking about the 16 personality types, but you couldn't make heads or tails of it. We're going to look at that graphic and talk about how your dialogue, descriptions, length, and pacing affects your writer's personality in the genre market.
There’s always a struggle in deciding how much time you need to focus on your “break out” novels versus writing shorter works for competitions. I hear you asking, “I want to be a serious author, so why waste time entering writing contests when I could be pitching to agents?” Well, dear reader, simply because it’s worth it.
As you grow, you see the world differently. Well, so do your characters. Theme the metaphors in your character's POV narrative to subtly demonstrate their growth to your readers. Using this method, we can dive even deeper into Deep POV, show your character’s motivations and personality, as well as show their evolution over the course of the story.
The way you end your chapter is super important. It’s the last words in an argument, a promise of what’s to come, a gift of satisfaction to the reader—in other words, how you end your chapter will convince the reader of whether or not they want to continue reading. Let's talk about three strong techniques you can use to end chapters: cliff hangers, bookends, and zooming out.
Is this new Harry Potter tale worth the read? Was producing a screenplay and leaving it in the hands of novel readers and global directors a wise move? The following review is spoiler-free but assumes readers have some working knowledge of the Potter universe.
So you know what you want to write, you just can't seem to get it down on paper. That's totally natural. Here are three techniques you can use to get that awesome scene out of your head and down on paper. Remember--revisions can always improve on the draft later.
Writing groups are a great way to grow your skill with the craft, network with other writers, and see definite progress on your projects. Meeting with others who share your passion for writing can be one of the most beneficial ways to spend your time outside of actually writing—if done correctly.
Writers already use Pinterest to find writing tips, character templates, book reviews, and more. These kinds of boards are great for adding to your writer's toolbox, but how can Pinterest improve your personal project? I think it's time we consider creating a mood board for your story.
Ever wonder what makes up the bones, tissue, and face of a scene? No? Well, here's a nifty analogy anyways--just for you.
Revision is key to good writing. But when do you do it? As you go, afterwards, in chunks? Here are the pros and cons to the different techniques to help you form a revision strategy that works best for you!