Tag Archive | creative writing

How to know difference in your voice and a characters

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
Sounds hard right? It did for me. I found myself making the process harder than it needed to be. Between my WIP, blog, and branding I tied myself in knots. Turns out I just needed to KISS. NO! Not smooching. Good grief, get your mind out of the gutter. …

How to honor and say thanks to the right people

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
You’re delirious with happiness. You’ve typed The End. But there is more work to do. We need to remember, someone helped us over the top.  On the road to success, who helped you? Who encouraged you? There are a lot of people you need to add to the acknowledgment…

How to rewrite with more impact

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
Switch out those inactive words with power words. Hit your reader straight on and leave them in awe. K.M. Allan tells us to check this list against our writing and replace with active words. And you all know, I do love lists. The Active Word Checklist by K.M. Allan I am…

How to Accept Some Stories Will Never Make it Out of Your Notebook #MondayBlogs #Writer

How to Accept Some Stories Will Never Make it Out of Your Notebook #MondayBlogs #Writer

Originally posted on BlondeWriteMore:
It has taken me a long time to accept this. When you start out as a writer, your ego assures you that ALL your stories will, at some point, turn into bestselling novels. You happily fill up an array of notebooks with stories, quietly confident, they will all feature somewhere in…

How to make writing in first-person easier

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
Do you struggle with first-person narratives? I do. Even though it’s my favorite point of view. I love writing, and reading, first-person point of view stories. But getting it right can be a struggle. I was thrilled to read a recent post on writing techniques from Bookfox.  Writing in…

English, origins and style #amwriting

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
One of my favorite subjects is how English is and will always be an ever-evolving and ever-disintegrating language. The history of the evolution of English is intriguing. In recent years scholars have determined that if you want to make Shakespearean poetry  and prose rhyme, it must…

Do you want to write a perfect, beautiful sentence?

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
What writer doesn’t. Am I right? More times than not, I worry about the correct grammar and structure of my sentences. But there is so much more to writing readable prose. The reader needs to connect with our words. How do we as writers, produce sentences that manage this connection? How…

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