Tag: writing craft

Are you writing tight?

These days we live in a fast-paced world. People can be impatient, especially about reading long-winded posts, emails, and texts. I’ve noticed that even fiction books seem to be shorter. Our written communication should be clear and concise…. Read More

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A Writer’s Dilemma – Drama and Suffering

We all dislike negative, unhappy things aka drama. Who wants to suffer and be unhappy? I sure don’t. But – reality is drama, though unwelcomed most of the time, is what life is all about. Happy drama is… Read More

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Who’s Telling Your Story?

A Guest Blog Today I’d like to introduce a writer friend, who also happens to be a fabulous teacher and excellent editor—Alicia Rasley. She’s going to offer advice on how writers can decide which character’s POV to use…. Read More

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44 Words That Can Weasel into Writing

Writing’s hard work. Ask any writer. Good writing is harder. Sometimes weasel words can slip in. Weasel words are “favorite” words that pop up when a writer is being lazy or rushing. I first heard the term in… Read More

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Are these five POGO traits sabotaging your writing?

A writing career has no policy and procedure manual, no checklist for success. Each day brings uncharted water. The path to success can be an emotional roller coaster ride. Up one day. Downhill fast the next. More than any… Read More

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Fiction Interrupters – Is your writing interrupting your reader?

Our story worlds become tangible to us as writers. A video plays in our head as we write. We see the setting; we feel the emotions. Our characters become genuine people moving in an authentic world we’ve created…. Read More

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21 Grammar Rules and Writing Mistakes

Grammarcheck.net recently posted this infographic of 21 frequently ignored (or unknown) grammar rules and writing mistakes that everyone who writes should know. How many do you know? How many do you ignore? I’m with them on all but… Read More

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