Showing Vs. Telling Resource – Emotion Thesaurus

How many of us struggle with this issue? I know those writing sometimes know the terms, but can’t determine how to do it properly in a scene. Sometimes I get that way too. But there are wonderful resources to help you in times of need. One resource I found from a beta reader called the Emotion Thesaurus, ...

From Fanfiction to Original Fiction Writing

Today I'd like go over when it is important to transition away from fanfiction and into the realm of original fiction. There is someone I know who loves fanfiction--we will call her T. T calls today and tells me she has this epic fanfiction going on, that she has thousands of comments and that it's 1,000+ ...

Fluff

Has anyone ever heard of the fluff bunny? Here is what he looks like.   Here is the one who wants to slay the fluff bunny.     Now, did I need to start my blog post out by showing you these things? No. I didn't. But I did. And it grabbed your attention, didn't it? Good, sit down for a few minutes. Grab ...

Evolving from 1st Draft to Beyond

I'm going to talk about the importance of reviewing your drafts in any publication. This started when I got my new software after many recommendations from other writers, and I had to make a compilation of notes.  Now, up until I got Scrivener, I was using MS Word and OneNote for all my projects. And while ...

Reviewing Old Works

I am finally back from my long hiatus . . . I had a close family member in constant hospitalization since January of this year, and she finally had her last surgery this afternoon. She's had two this year alone. I'm hoping she's okay now. Today I'm going to talk about a topic that has come ...

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