Laughter Lifts the Heart
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Tag Archives: backstory
Three Boredom-Busting Tips
If writers already follow this maxim, they must have a higher level of boredom tolerance than I do. And if you’re like me, flipping pages to see when the action starts or where the next interesting tidbit of character insight … Continue reading
Posted in write tips, Writing, Writing Tips Tagged action, backstory, description, plot, story, Writing 13 Comments
Back to the Drawing Board
Riding Herd‘s first chapter is killin’ me. I’ve never done a series before, so I’m having trouble knowing how much info from Give the Lady a Ride needs to go in to Riding Herd to orient my readers to the setting and backstory. … Continue reading
Posted in Writing Tagged backstory, fiction writing, novel writing, Writing, writing sequels, writing serials 6 Comments
Your two main characters are in the same scene, but they’re not together. He’s doing his thing, she’s doing hers. You can reveal so much about both when you illustrate your POV character observing the other. Of course you can … Continue reading
Posted in Writing, Writing Tips Tagged backstory, Characterization, POV, Writing Tips 7 Comments