Quick Tip: Adding Layers

Adding layers to your story makes it feel deeper and more realistic. I find that I come up with ideas for adding these layers as I go. Oftentimes I don’t want to stop my momentum to rewrite the story, so I keep an extra Word document full of notes. After...

Q4U: I Could Never Write Mystery

For those of you mystery writers, kudos. In my WIP, I’ve included a ‘who done it’ element. Honestly, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write. Trying to drop just enough hints without giving away the truth is so much more complicated...

Creating Memorable Characters

It was during a very lonely time in my childhood that I discovered what makes memorable characters. Laura Ingalls was always there on my bookshelf, waiting to take me on another adventure. She never judged me or called me names. She cheered me up when I was sad, and...

Quick writing tip

Quick writing tip:Having problems with too many “be verbs?” Switch the direct object and the subject. For instance: All around the pool were rocks and boulders. Becomes Rocks and boulders circled the pool. I’ve cut the sentence by two words. Now...

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