What can our character’s talents or skills add to our story if they’re not important to the plot? Becca Puglisi of Writers Helping Writers shares five ideas.
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.
If our story includes telepathy or text messages and the like, what are some of our formatting options for non-verbal communication passages?Pin It
To increase reader satisfaction, we want to give our story meaning. How can we use foreshadowing to make our story feel purposeful and meaningful?Pin It
Our story is—in many respects—what our story’s POV tells readers it is. So what do we want readers to get out of our story and chosen POV?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
Much of writing is subjective, so it can be hard to know how to treat writing advice. Is it a hard-and-fast rule, a guideline, or a personal preference?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
As authors and audiences have diversified, it might be time to look at the standards for formatting non-English words and explore some of our options.Pin It