Tag Archive | Writing Style

A Sense of Style

Originally posted on lmnelsonscorner:
In the writing world, the word style means the way in which an idea is expressed. Style has to do with form, not content. Readers pick up a book because of content, but put it down because of style. As a writer, you have to develop your own writing style. The…

Interview With Aspiring Author Carol Campbell

Originally posted on Sacha Black:
Interview slots are now closed until September. Welcome Carol Campbell, aspiring author to discuss her writing process. You can find Carol on her wordpress blog, Pinterest, Google+ or Facebook. What are you currently writing/working on? I try to write at least two posts on my blog per day and I reblog…

Show, don’t Tell: a Simple Guide

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
From nicolemichelleblog.com The rule is drilled into all of us. We’re not to tell, we’re to show. I was discussing writing rules with MMJaye the other day, and I thought our conversation would interest the rest of you as well. As anyone who has written even a few words…

My Platinum Rules of Writing

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Exciting stuff! The prestigious Indies Unlimited published a guest post by me a couple of weeks ago, titled “My Golden Rules of Writing.” I’m republishing here under a new name, to separate it from my previous Golden rules post. It’s nothing you haven’t read before in this blog, but it’s…

A Simple Guide to Deep PoV

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Point of View (PoV) is a fascinating thing. It allows us to play god in the little universe we have created for ourselves (and, hopefully, our readers). And, like a zoom-in function, allows us to zoom in and out of our characters. We can either watch them from afar…

A Pattern Found In the Work of Philip K. Dick

Originally posted on Writing Is Hard Work:
I have, and always shall be, a fan of Phillip K. Dick.  I know that there were some questionable practices in his life, namely drug use, but his writing stands out as some of the most amazing and unique prose in the genre of science-fiction.  I don’t believe…

Building Meaning Into a paragraph

Cut Out All the Unnecessary Bits

Originally posted on Writing Is Hard Work:
As stated before, I really like Blake Crouch’s first book in the Wayward Pines series, simply titled Pines.  It is a science-fiction mystery-thriller packed with twists and turns and strange and wonderful plot developments.  I felt that Crouch does a fantastic job of dropping little clues here and there to…

My Writing: The What, the Why, the How, and one other thing I forget . . .

My Writing: The What, the Why, the How, and one other thing I forget . . .

Originally posted on ronovanwrites:
Participating in a Blog Hop is something you can’t turn down. I guess you can, but when . . . ?  Jenna Willett of Jen’s Pen Den @JensPenDen ? . . . asked if I would participate, how could I say no? I doubt she hears no very often. She’s a…

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