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Blank Page to Final Draft: Write, Revise, Edit, and Complete Your Novel in 2016!Bryn Donovan
Every Monday in 2016, Bryn Donovan will share a post with a weekly assignment on her blog. If you do the thing every week, by the end of the year, you will have not just a whole novel draft, but a complete, revised, and edited novel. The first post will be January 1. Are you in?
Why You May Ignore These 3 Writing RulesEnchanting Marketing
Today, we talk about rules you can ignore, so your writing life becomes a little easier, and perhaps your writing even gets better, too. Your job as a writer is to communicate your ideas. To allow readers to visualize your story and feel your words. So your number one rule is to write for your readers. Writing is not about sticking to grammar rules. Writing is about communicating ideas with clarity.
The Passive Voice Explained - Plus An InfographicWriters Write
Writers mostly use the active voice. It brings our words to life with its immediacy and accountability. As authors, we are taking responsibility and not distancing ourselves from our words. We tend to bore readers when we use the passive voice.
8 Tips For Picking Meaningful Character NamesJody Hedlund
How important are character names? Does it really matter what we choose? Or how we go about deciding? Should we draw names out of hat? Or should we wait until exact names are revealed to us in a dream? I truly believe the naming process will be unique for each of us. But . . . I do think there are some general principles we can employ when deciding on character names.
6 Writing Tips If You Have A Day JobBang2Write
Whether you just love to write for the fun of it, or you want to use it as an additional source of income that will boost your budget, finding the time to actually do so if you are working a full-time job can seem next to impossible. You’ve tried to look online for some advice on how to pull it off, but that’s probably not helping, because all you’re getting is clichés like “you don’t want it bad enough”, “where there is a will, there is a way”, or tips which tell you to put your writing above everything — even your friends and family! Everything besides your day job, of course. Forget everything you’ve read so far. You CAN and you WILL do it.
The 5 Essential Elements Of A Perfect EndingWriters Write
We can divide a story into a beginning, which is roughly a quarter of a book, a middle, which is half the book, and an end, which is the last quarter. This last part of your book is your reader’s reward for going on this journey with you. It is the part we remember because it has, or should have, the most drama in it. Here are five tips, which all of these authors used, that will help you to end a story so that readers will want to read your next book.
Juries: How They Work, How They’re Chosen, and What Lawyers Handle Them BestLive Write Thrive
Want to write legal thrillers? Or put a courtroom scene in your novel? Movies portray juries listening to evidence and lawyers’ arguments, but there is much to understanding the roles and responsibilities of a juror.
How to Storyboard in ScrivenerWrite Practice, The
Storyboarding as it pertains to novels and short stories is the process of mapping out your story, often using index cards, in a high-level way that allows you to see your story visually and rearrange it. Scrivener’s corkboard view provides the perfect interface to storyboard your novel digitally.