Almost every writer has heard the saying “show, don’t tell.” That can be easier said than done. Here’s how dialogue can help.
Words not coming out right on the page? Don’t toss it out! You might only need to tweak a sentence or two. Here’s how I rework a sentence that doesn’t flow right…
Welcome to Behind “The Process”, a series of blog posts for new and experienced writers. By “The Process”, I mean the writing process. This blog is partly devoted to sharing tips and tools for writers. It’s also advice from someone who insists on learning… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process”: Gonna Schedule Like a…(What Rhymes with Schedule?)”
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”
Vary your sentences. Writing teachers say it a lot, but without some explanation, the advice can fall flat, so… What do they mean, “Vary your sentences”? Well, there are lots of different ways to construct sentences, right? Whether or not you have a love… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process”: Vary Your Sentences (blah-blah-blah…)”