Want to know secrets to making your dialogue sizzle? Over at Janice Hardy’s blog, The Other Side Of The Story, guest author Rayne Hall shares 13 secrets for sizzling dialogue. They are great tips for anyone wanting help to improve their dialogue. And they come with examples, I just love examples. You can check it … More Writing Tip Wednesday: On Writing Dialogue.
A few weeks ago I read this great article by Julie Eshbaugh over at publishing crawl. In it, she suggests that you write what you love. This is something that I already do and thought that it is great advice to share. A lot of aspiring writers asks themselves what they should write, and one … More Writing Tip Wednesday: What Should You Write?
Welcome to this week’s writing tip Wednesday. Today I’d like to direct you to a great post I saw on Pub(lishing) crawl, a website hosted by a group of authors and industry professionals who blog about all things writing, publishing and books. The post was titled ‘A Conversation between Critique Partners: Maintaining Passion for a … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Maintaining Passion for a Story.
I am always looking for advice from authors as I try to become a published author myself. I think almost ever writer (whether they admit it or not) dreams that they’ll have their book published by a big company, offered a huge advance and become an over night best seller. The more you read other … More Eye opening advice for writers.
If you ask an author for some advice on writing, they are undoubtably going to tell you to read, read and read. Read widely and often. This is one of the first things they will tell you, and since basically all of them tell you to do it, it is advice worth following. How can you write … More To read or to write? That is the question.
I was writing a short story, going along fine, and then I write the word ‘agreeance,’ sure enough, a wiggly red line appears underneath, which puzzled me because I was sure I had spelt it right. So I go on the net to investigate. Turns out I had spelt it right, it just technically isn’t … More A WORD ON WORDS.
I thought I would share with you a writing tip I learnt when reading an interview with authors Maggie Stiefvater and Lucy Christopher. Both said they read their work out loud. Maggie stressed she read EVERY bit of dialogue out loud. Lucy read out loud to get the punctuation in the right place, and to … More A Little Writing Tip.