Once our story’s flow is in good shape, we might not know how to take the next editing step. We can self-edit through the line-editing stage, but it’s difficult. Wendy Sparrow’s worksheet may help.
It’s time for another post as a Resident Writing Coach over at Writers Helping Writers, where we’re digging into how to make our characters interact with our setting.
It’s time for another post as a Resident Writing Coach over at Writers Helping Writers, where we’re digging into what it means to treat our settings as characters.Pin It
As we develop a story idea, how do we know if all the pieces fit together? Guest Jael R. Bakari is sharing her process for keeping track of all the details.Pin It
For all the writing advice in the world, there’s comparatively little about chapters specifically, such as if or how we should title them.Pin It
We’ve discussed POV and voice, but what does the term “word choice” mean, how does it affect our writing, and what goes into choosing the right words?Pin It
Why is POV so important to understand? The better we understand the power of our character’s POV, the stronger we can make our characters and our story.Pin It
Third-person POV ranges from the most distant to the deepest perspectives, so how can we tell where our story falls on the POV spectrum to avoid problems?Pin It
For dialogue attribution, action beats are more flexible than dialogue tags for our writing, adding details to our story and immersing readers in the scene.Pin It
We probably think we know everything about dialogue formatting already, but let’s make sure we know all there is to know before assuming.Pin It