Almost every writer has heard the saying “show, don’t tell.” That can be easier said than done. Here’s how dialogue can help.
Writing is a lot of fun. But, for many, it requires a little warming up, though that’s not what this post is about. (I’ve previously written about that, if you’re interested.) The most frustrating thing that can happen while writing, for me, anyway, is… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process”: Dealing with Interruptions”
Wanna hear one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received for writing fiction? If you’re characters aren’t authentic, your story will be flat. The best way to write authentic characters? When presented with a difficult situation in real life, almost everyone will… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process” Quickie: The Simplest Trick to Writing Believable Characters”
Hey writers! One of the things writers fear most is exactly the thing they should most embrace. Criticism. I don’t mean people telling you, “This is really good,” or, “This sucks.” While someone telling you something is good feels nice inside, by itself it… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process”: Don’t Be Shy”