If you read fantasy and sci-fi, chances are you’ve heard of Brandon Sanderson. Now you can hear him on Apex Writers!
Writing clear dialog isn’t hard to do, but many new writers—and some old ones—make some pretty simple mistakes. Here are a few things to be wary of and that you should know.
Many writers will recommend that as you edit your tale, you do a final read-through so that you can see how the story sounds.
It may seem that there is an element of luck to this business. I won’t deny that. I often hear people compare it to a horse race.
I’ve said before that every story should have an emotional payoff. Yet far too often, I read stories where the payoff is weaker than it should be, or it isn’t there at all.
One of the most common problems I see with new writers is a “mistake in tone.” You know what I mean if you’ve ever played in a band. A new kid comes in, you’re trying to play a song, and he blats out a sour note on a trumpet. The same thing happens in writing.
6 Ways to Add Surprise to Your Writing Hollywood loves a “reveal.” That’s a moment where a bit of information that has been withheld from the audience is suddenly revealed onscreen. You’ve seen it a hundred times in the movies, often handled poorly. In the latest movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, the […]
If you’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo this year (It’s never too late to start!), or even if you’re a Dungeon Master trying to create NPC’s, I’m sure you’ve noticed that creating characters can be difficult. Thankfully, I can help.
Today’s question is “How do you reconcile when you want to get a book published but the editors interested in your book want to change things you want to keep?”
5 tips to help you brainstorm your scene when writing.