Tag: writing tips

Writing in the New Year
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Writing in the New Year

If one of your resolutions is to write your book, here are 6 tips to help you become a better writer in the upcoming year. Write every day Make a time goal and stick to it. If all you have is 30 minutes a day, make it work. Put away distractions and set an alarm....

JP Coman: On Writing
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JP Coman: On Writing

Continuing the special series about JP Coman, we asked  for their thoughts on writing. If you missed part 1, read it now! What do you think most characterizes your writing? Great dialog and interaction. Characters that are memorable, and scenes that you can visualize like a movie. Why did you choose to write Children’s Fantasy? ...

A Figure of Speech
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A Figure of Speech

Figurative language is essential for creating a full sensory environment and helps readers to become emotionally invested in your characters. It’s also what will most likely be quoted when people talk about your writing. “My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.” (Blazing Saddles) Is...

Engaging Dialogue
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Engaging Dialogue

While it’s not difficult to describe your characters, a paragraph (or more) of exposition is really boring. The best way to present your characters is to show their personalities through engaging dialogue. A quick search yields many tips for writing better dialogue. The ‘rules’ of dialogue are fairly simple (if not always simple to follow)...