If you want to write a book then you must learn how to write dialogue effectively, which fortunately, is pretty easy. I know a writer who set herself to the challenge of writing a novel with no dialogue in it, but I’m assuming that you want your book to have dialogue, so let’s dive in!Continue reading “Writing effective dialogue”
Firstly, please, please, please avoid this major writing mistake. Please do not make your antagonists easy to defeat. Your protagonists shouldn’t be able to outsmart them and make it home back for dinner. Your antagonist needs to be antagonising! Your antagonist should be a worthy adversary, not someone who’s easy to defeat! Of course, theContinue reading “Writing antagonists”
POV stands for ‘Point Of View’ and it is one of the most important aspects of your story. There are three points of view that I’m sure you’re familiar with. In first person point of view, your MC (main character) is narrating the story. You can write a story in first person using the pronounContinue reading “Writing POVs”
Do first lines matter? Are they so important that we need to work hard and polish them till they gleam? Great first lines will draw the reader in, intrigue them and make them want to know more. So yes, of course they’re important. Take a look at the first line of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. “InContinue reading “Writing great first lines”
These days, for some of us, free time is rare. I’m sure it’s hard to grab a minute to do what you love when you have so many commitments and activities, places to go and work to catch up on. And when you have spare time, you may want to savour your spare minutes andContinue reading “Finding time and space to write”
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