Writing Tip Tuesdays Chapter 8: Titles Titles for stories are hard. I admit that. I think most authors will admit that. Sometimes they come to you, and sometimes you have to agonize over it for months before you come up with the perfect catchy title to draw readers in. Unfortunately, there’s no magic trick that’ll… Continue reading WTT 8: . . . I’ve Got Nothing
Writing Tip Tuesdays Chapter 7: Cliffhangers Oh dear, a cliffhanger! A scourge to readers and a best friend to writers. We love them, you hate them, and they always work to keep the suspense going. Or . . . do they? Before we start, let me say that I’m notorious on FanFiction for writing cliffhangers. Still, some… Continue reading WTT 7: And Around the Corner There Was A–
Writing Tip Tuesdays Chapter 6: Too Many Adjectives (Hey, look, I’m on time this week!) Adjectives are fun. In first grade, we learn we can use them to spice up a noun. Simply put, an adjective is a word that describes a thing. The thing is, a lot of new writers fall into the trap… Continue reading WTT 6: Fancy, Amazing, Cool, and Unnecessary Adjectives
Writing Tip Tuesdays Chapter 5: Point of View (Hey look, another Wednesday update. I suck at schedules.) Have you ever gotten a great idea for a story, and then realized you had no one to tell it? Sure, you’ve got the main character in place. But does everything happen to him alone? How much can… Continue reading WTT 5: Who’s Viewing the World–Me or He?
Writing Tip Tuesdays Chapter 4: Capitalization This is something we learn in the first grade. It’s the difference between large letters and small letters. It’s when to use them and when not to use them. So, why in the world do we have such a hard time with this?
Writing Tip Tuesdays Chapter 3: Too Many Big Words Welcome to Writing Tip Tuesdays! On a Wednesday! Haha . . . whoops. Please forgive my tardiness. I don’t have much of an excuse, unfortunately. I’m still getting used to doing this. Anyway! Today we’re talking about big words. Specifically, how and when to use (and… Continue reading WTT 3: Extraordinarily Voluble
Writing Tip Tuesday Chapter 2: Over-Describing Clothing I’ve sure you’ve come across a story at one point (or maybe even written one) where the clothing is over-described. Don’t get me wrong; telling me what your character is wearing can be a good and even helpful thing. But telling me every single detail about an outfit… Continue reading WTT 2: A Purple Blouse, Jeans, and a Cute White Headband