As writers, we have a tendency to change up how we refer to time as we progress through our work. It’s a pain to go back and change all that; but, you gotta do what you gotta do to ensure your writing is understood how you intend it to be. Tense can have a major effect on just that.
My siblings noticed I was a nerd as a child when we would watch movies. If there was anything that sounded cool and historical–tattoo, book, weapon, anything–I would look it up. I want to show you five of my favorite ancient texts from movies and shows that I wish were in my library.
As I started to work on my character development, I had to keep in mind that dialogue is a key feature to understanding a character. How they speak can reveal much of their demographics–let alone the content of their conversation. If you didn’t know that, you know it now.
If you want to be a good writer, you have to keep reading. So, I aimed for a book a month before last year and that really worked for me. This year I want to aim for two a month. What am I reading that abundantly? My To Be Read (TBR) list includes the following…
All readers need to know allusions. I found five common allusions you will find any smart character in anything referencing. Y’know, the cool-kid knowledge.
There are 350+ literary elements, depending on how you define it. When telling a good story, you only need to focus on conflict, context, and character.
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If you ask the right questions, you get the right answers. These 4 stories made me question life philosophy, and I’ve never been the same!
These are key setting context details that affect our writing and how the readers will then picture the setting (because imagery is essential), make sense of the conflict (because obstacles to one person may...