The rule is: don’t use commas like a stupid person. I mean it.
Lynne Truss


fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

Hey guys! Sorry its been so inactive around here. I’m slowly but surely getting finished with my finals.
Anyway, I found this and thought I had to share. The way body language can tell how a person is really feeling is something that I consider very interesting. I think it would be a great way to show, in a subtle way, how a character is really feeing.
Hope its useful! And good luck with finals! Hopefully, this place will be a bit more active once summer kicks in.

This was FYCD’s most popular post, so I think it would be nice to see it again.

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

Hey guys! Sorry its been so inactive around here. I’m slowly but surely getting finished with my finals.

Anyway, I found this and thought I had to share. The way body language can tell how a person is really feeling is something that I consider very interesting. I think it would be a great way to show, in a subtle way, how a character is really feeing.

Hope its useful! And good luck with finals! Hopefully, this place will be a bit more active once summer kicks in.

This was FYCD’s most popular post, so I think it would be nice to see it again.



3 Secrets to Great Storytelling

agonyofanuntoldstory:

As a novelist and writing instructor, I’ve noticed that three of the most vital aspects of story craft are left out of many writing books and workshops. Even bestselling novelists stumble over them.

But they’re not difficult to grasp. In fact, they’re easy.

And if you master these simple principles for shaping great stories, your writing will be transformed forever. Honest. Here’s how to do it.

Secret #1:
CAUSE AND EFFECT ARE KING.

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(Source: writersdigest.com)



The Beginning Writer: How To Beat Writer's Block

I apologize for posting so late in the day. Today I was overwhelmed with the good news that I might be able to go back to college! I spent so much time thinking and talking about the possibility and how to make it happen that I completely forgot that today was a posting day.

But better late than never, right?

So here we go…

Today’s post is for a commenter who asked if I could share what I know about dealing with writer’s block.

I don’t have much to say on the topic because I’ve never experienced it myself. But I know plenty of other people have, so I’m going to share a little of their hard earned wisdom.



The Beginning Writer: Get Your Act(s) Together

Today I want to talk about an important part of novel writing: the three-act structure.

It may sound like a boring topic but if you want to learn about the real craft of writing, you have to learn about story structure. Why? Because the further your story deviates from structure, the less likely you will be able to connect with your readers.



New @ The Beginning Writer: Point Of View (POV): Finding The Best For Your Story



The Beginning Writer: Friday's Link Round-up for 3/16/12

Check out this week’s link round-up! Covering everything from writing tools, dialogue, first drafts, and scene and story structure.



Just putting this out there for those who may have missed it.

I have a new blog dedicated to the beginning writer!
I just wanted to let you guys know that I recently started a new blog that will be geared specifically toward those of us that are just starting out on our writing journeys.
It’s called The Beginning Writer and I will be posting about the things I am learning as I study and practice the craft of writing.
It’s a very new blog but I have a posting schedule set up: Mon & Wed I will be sharing thoughts and articles that will be helpful to new writers. And Fridays will be a link round-up of sorts. Where I will share links to all the articles I’ve found that week that are relevant to all beginning writers.
If you’re interested, please check it out.
I’ve also got links to my Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages.
I hope I see you there!
<3
Kelly

Just putting this out there for those who may have missed it.

I have a new blog dedicated to the beginning writer!

I just wanted to let you guys know that I recently started a new blog that will be geared specifically toward those of us that are just starting out on our writing journeys.

It’s called The Beginning Writer and I will be posting about the things I am learning as I study and practice the craft of writing.

It’s a very new blog but I have a posting schedule set up: Mon & Wed I will be sharing thoughts and articles that will be helpful to new writers. And Fridays will be a link round-up of sorts. Where I will share links to all the articles I’ve found that week that are relevant to all beginning writers.

If you’re interested, please check it out.

I’ve also got links to my Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages.

I hope I see you there!

<3

Kelly



Explaining "Show, don't tell"... | The Beginning Writer

While this blog is so new, I am trying to stick with the absolute basics. First, I covered the fear of starting. And then the difference between the passive and active voices. Now, I want to cover one of fiction’s first rules, “show, don’t tell.”



The Active Voice vs. The Passive Voice | The Beginning Writer

New Blog Post!

Did you know that there are two different voices to use when it comes to writing?