If there's one thing I can never get a handle on, it's passive voice. Me and grammar don't do well together, and there are so many rules I can never remember them. Suffice to say, I don't really know what active and passive voice are, but we're not really here to talk about that. During… Continue reading A Year of Writing Tips #12
Sometimes, reading is not enough. Especially if we've read it a hundred times already. I know I tend to skim read, and that makes me miss a lot of stuff. Try reading your writing out loud. It makes you slow down, and understand how your readers are taking in your words. This is expecially helpful… Continue reading A Year of Writing Tips #11
'There are many ways to create conflict in your story.'
There is one common thread in every story- a protagonist and an antagonist. The hero of the story, doing what they can to achieve their goals, and the villain who is trying to stop them. But what defines these two characters? Protagonist: 'the leading character or one of the major characters in a play, film,… Continue reading Protagonist VS Antagonist- not just good vs evil
Happy Mothers Day! It amazes me how many writing mums there are. And I mean in a fantastic, awe inspiring way. I have three kids under the age of seven. The days they aren't at home, (thank you school and nursery,) are a blessing. But I know just how hard it is to not only… Continue reading Mums and Writing
Have you ever re read your novel and thought, 'It can sound better.' Have you ever thought that instead of using (common, recognisable word,) you should use: four syllables instead of one a word unused since the 1800's the biggest synonym your computer can conjure varying connotations a typo I think we writers sometimes feel… Continue reading A Year of Writing Tips #10