Tag Archive | Writing

5 Deadly Sins of Show Don’t Tell

5 Deadly Sins of Show Don’t Tell

5 Deadly Sins of Show, Don’t Tell ala @NaomiLHughes – info-graphic to help explain Show Don’t Tell.

Strong, Bitchy, or Both?

There you are, bold writer of a strong female lead ™, when all the sudden you write your upteenth snarky quip and you find yourself wondering: “Has my strong lead character morphed into an utter b_ch unexpectedly?”

Today I’m gonna talk about strong female characters, sexism and a bunch of other stuff that is sure to invite the twitterverse to eat my face utterly. Click the read more and just a warning, I’m using the B-word a whole lot in this one!

3 Reasons for Reading Dystopian Fiction

What you’re not thinking about when it comes to Dystopian Novels

Do Twitter and Blogs Really Drive Book Sales?

Originally posted on Follow The Reader:
We’ve all heard the old adage that “fifty percent of advertising works, we just don’t know which fiftty percent it is.” But does it apply to book chatter on Twitter and blogs? And if so, now that it’s becoming possible to measure just about everything through digital analysis, do we have to accept…

What is the best advice I’d give an author?

What is the best advice I’d give an author?

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
What is the best advice I’d give an author? How many times have you thought about this question? Those of you who know me would remember I’d say “Never give up on your dreams.” But what else would I say? Read work by other authors…

Eating My Frog Daily

Eating My Frog Daily

Writing daily is a challenge for parents with a full time job but it need not be one or the other!

10 Emotional Hurdles for the Newbie Writer #writers #amwriting

Originally posted on BlondeWriteMore:
As a newbie writer I am constantly trying to jump over emotional hurdles in order to progress. I am calling them hurdles  because if you don’t jump them you will end up falling down and hurting your writer self. They are emotional  because each one has the potential to bring on tears…

One Simple Tool To Improve Your Story

One Simple Tool To Improve Your Story

So, conflict between even the best of friends and lovers is a must… however, the conflict has to make sense in the context of their relationship. How do you do that? Well, even characters who are utterly in sync with each other emotionally will vary in how they relate to others. This is where a tool from rpg storytelling comes in VERY handy.

The Secret to Pleasing Readers

The Secret to Pleasing Readers

But I have a secret to share – something that the publishing world hasn’t yet figured out about me and I’m going to share it with you today: the secret to pleasing readers *OR* everything I know about Successful Storytelling I learned from fandoms, rpg, & cosplay.

How do I get more followers on my blog?

How do I get more followers on my blog?

Originally posted on My thoughts on a page.:
Why are some blogs more successful than others? Where do they get all their followers, page views and visitors? Why do some wonderful writers have so few followers, while others with less well written blogs have  so many? Most new bloggers will google this endlessly, (probably second…