It’s time for another post as a Resident Writing Coach over at Writers Helping Writers, where we’re digging into point of view and whether a deeper POV is always better.
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.
If our sentences don’t have a good flow from one to the next, our writing can feel choppy. But what causes choppy writing and how can we fix it?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
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
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
A drafting process that works for one might not work for another. However, NaNoWriMo can be a great time to experiment and see what writing process works for us.Pin It
Even if we usually write fiction, we’ll likely write non-fiction sometimes. And when our fiction voice isn’t appropriate, we’ll need to develop a different style for non-fiction.Pin It