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Tag Archives: novel writing
You’re likely getting a tad tired of me writing about Donald Maass and his Writing 21st Century Fiction, but it’s the writer’s guide I’m studying right now, so . . . well, deal with it. Besides, if you read it yourself, … Continue reading
Posted in write tips, Writing, Writing How-To Books, Writing Tips Tagged action, action-driven, character driven, emote, emoting, emotions, novel writing 9 Comments
Deep Antagonist Characterization
I got pulled aside at a recent conference by someone who was agonizing over her story idea. We talked about it—she had a great idea, just didn’t quite know how to execute it. We discussed plot, ending, characters. The way … Continue reading
Posted in write tips, Writing, Writing Tips Tagged antagonist, back story, bad guy, character, character development, fiction writing, motive, novel writing, Writing 14 Comments
Studying Under Maass (Part 1)
If you ever have an opportunity to go to a session with New York literary agent Donald Maass, let me suggest you tote at least one manuscript idea and something with which to take copious notes. I don’t take notes on the … Continue reading
Writing Goals to Strive For
Remember this from a few weeks ago? I love it, not just for the idea it presents, but also for the way it presents that idea. It’s new, different, and original, and I wish I’d been clever enough to write … Continue reading
Posted in write tips, Writing, Writing Tips Tagged fiction writing, novel writing, write tips, Writing 8 Comments
Remember this mug from last Friday? I want it. It serves a dual purpose–it would announce to whomever may care that I’m writing again and, if I’m not writing again, it would serve as a constant reminder that I’m supposed … Continue reading
Posted in write tips, Writing, Writing Tips Tagged crafting fiction, fiction writing, intuitive writing, KM Weiland, novel writing, Outlining Your Novel 8 Comments
Stop with the Tears!
I’m drowning in salt water. In everything I’ve read these days, I’ve come across tears. Sad tears, happy tears, sentimental tears. Single tears, rivers of tears. Dampness, wetness. Welling, trailing, trickling down. Men, women, heroes, heroines, protagonists, antagonists — they all … Continue reading
Posted in write tips, Writing, Writing Tips Tagged #amwriting, #writetip, novel writing, writing emotion, writing fiction 13 Comments