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Apex Writers Presents Joanna Penn

Over at www.apex-writers.com, we have special guests that join us biweekly to share their expertise. Today’s special guest clip comes from Joanna Penn who speaks

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How to Critique Another Writer

“How should I critique another person’s writing in a writing group?”

In this video, I’ll talk to you about how to give proper criticism and how to receive it as well!

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Attributions in Dialog

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.

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Performing Your Tale

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.

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Horse Racing

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.

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Payoff

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.

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How to write style and tone

Three Mistakes in Tone

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.

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Surprises and Revelations

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

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Creating Incredible Characters

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.

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Free Writing Tips
David Farland

Apex Writers Presents Joanna Penn

Over at www.apex-writers.com, we have special guests that join us biweekly to share their expertise. Today’s special guest clip comes from Joanna Penn who speaks

Read More »
Free Writing Tips
David Farland

How to Critique Another Writer

“How should I critique another person’s writing in a writing group?”

In this video, I’ll talk to you about how to give proper criticism and how to receive it as well!

Read More »
Creative Writing
David Farland

Attributions in Dialog

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.

Read More »
Creative Writing
David Farland

Performing Your Tale

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.

Read More »
Free Writing Tips
David Farland

Horse Racing

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.

Read More »
Creative Writing
David Farland

Payoff

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.

Read More »
How to write style and tone
Creative Writing
David Farland

Three Mistakes in Tone

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.

Read More »
Free Writing Tips
David Farland

Surprises and Revelations

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

Read More »
Free Writing Tips
David Farland

Creating Incredible Characters

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.

Read More »

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Latest Writing Tips

Apex Writers Presents Joanna Penn

Over at www.apex-writers.com, we have special guests that join us biweekly to share their expertise. Today’s special guest clip comes from Joanna Penn who speaks

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How to Critique Another Writer

“How should I critique another person’s writing in a writing group?”

In this video, I’ll talk to you about how to give proper criticism and how to receive it as well!

Read More »