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Tips for Better Fiction Writing: “Start”

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

Speaking of start, you’d better START your story – time is running out!

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img_2351-12I’m writing a book series called Tips For Better Fiction Writing, in which I tackle all the rookie mistakes new writers make.

And hey, I made them, too.

Which is why I’m helping you not make them.

Until the next book in the series comes out, you’ll see these gems here on the blog.


“START”

What’s my beef with that word? It seems innocuous enough.

Okay, I’ll tell ya.

Don’t use it.

As in, don’t start. It’s more of the Show vs Tell thing.

We don’t start to do things, we do things.

As in:

We don’t start to do things,

we do the things

that are the beginning of a bigger task.

Whatever the…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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