Like every writer in the universe, I struggle with self-doubt and the “soggy middle” of my novels. The only thing you can do is power through it. … More What are some of your writing struggles?
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You’ve heard it said that writers should write using all their senses. Here’s why. A scene without sensory detail or imagery created by elaborating details is just a sentence. Create scintillating scenes by inserting unforgettable word images in the reader’s mind. Click to Tweet #amwriting #scintillatingscenes Sensory detail…
Here are my 2017 goals that by the grace of Gaia and the power of Thor’s abs I will complete by 12/31/17 … More 2017 Goals and How to Keep Them
Here are a few websites with great creative writing prompts. … More Where to Find Ideas for a Story
Three Tips to Increase Self-Motivation for Writers … More Three Tips to Increase Self-Motivation for Writers
There is no magic formula to create the perfect first line. What is considered a great opening line is as varied as the novels that contain them. 4-Opening Paragraph Tips: Read the first page of novels in your genre. Knowing what other authors did will help you avoid clichés and see what works and what … More What Makes For A Great Opening Line Of A Novel?
What makes a character memorable is that they battled great external hardships, faced internal struggles, and had unique personalities. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Create Memorable Characters
Character profiles are helpful for novels that are part of a series, novels which involve several main characters and for stories which use multiple points of view. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Go Beyond Physical Description
Readers like to be given some physical description of a main character, in order to help create an image for themselves. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Character Description
The purpose of a character profile is: to help writers create characters that are as lifelike as possible and to help with continuity issues in the story. … More Questionnaire for Writing Character Profiles – Acquainting Yourself With Your Characters