Thursday’s Tips: Key Elements of Point of View

Point of view (POV) is a challenging element in fiction writing. The fact that trends change both complicates this and urges writers to continue to study the craft of writing, while staying current on what’s being published.  Following are some essentials of POV...

Thursday’s Tips: Description Without Author Intrusion

You can learn a lot by reading a brochure. How deep is the Grand Canyon? How high is Mount Hood? Tourists appreciate being wowed by those facts, don’t they? Same is true of visiting a museum and reading the plaques as you go.  But fiction readers not only don’t...

Thursday’s Tips: Don’t Lose Your Reader

Readers are willing participants in your storyworld. They enter in with anticipation and willingness to let you keep (some) secrets and take them on an adventure.  But readers come with expectations. A big key is not keeping readers in the dark. Many of the items...

Thursday’s Tips: Don’t Drain the Tension

Homeostasis. Are you familiar with this term? Here’s the definition: a state of equilibrium or a tendency to reach equilibrium. People strive for this in our lives because no one wants to be out of control or in pain, or whatever it is that takes us out of balance....

Thursday’s Tips: Intentional Writing

One of our jobs as writers is to ensure we’re saying what we mean to say. That we’re intentional about so many things. Here are some elements we want to be intentional about: Word choice. The longer we write, the more exacting we are with ourselves. We used to...
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