Descriptive writing is necessary for any author to use, painting clear pictures in the minds of readers. Keri Kruspe goes into the details to teach us how to use descriptive writing effectively.
Novels are huge undertakings, and can be daunting to practice. Thao Nguyen teaches us how important skills for novel writing can actually be honed much quicker with short stories.
Let’s welcome back Michael Finberg as he shares with us “Power Up Your Story with Character Four-Point Opposition.” Enjoy!
A famous author once said that every book should contain a love story. Now, that author might not have thought that the love story needed a sex scene, but many novelists writing in every genre do include sex scenes in their books. And there’s a problem with that.
Setting is a crucial part of any story. A while ago, I said it could be handled essentially as a character—for example, by using it to focus on the senses and build emotion. But you can also make your story placement meaningful, not just convenient. You want your setting to be more than a backdrop for events.
For readers of genre fiction, emotion is everything. Mystery readers are looking for suspense. Romance readers are looking for love on the page. And if you don’t generate those emotions in your readers, you’ve failed as a novelist.
Let’s welcome back monthly columnist Nevada McPherson as she shares with us “Bend Your Mind, Stretch Your Imagination!” Enjoy!
Let’s welcome back monthly columnist Chloe Adler as she shares with us “The Editing Process. Finding What Works for You?” Enjoy!
I’m just going to give a few quick tips on enhancing your voice by sharpening your word choice.
Please welcome guest author, Alicia Rasley as she shares with us “13 Prime Principles of Plot.” Enjoy!