Style

Funny, irreverent, somber, scary, sassy, reverent, childlike. I could do on forever with adjectives describing different writing styles. Style is wonderful. It gives stories something extra and distinguishes them from the works of other writers That is, it's wonderful as long as the author remembers the huge 'don't  that goes with using styl and that is... don't …

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WORKING WRITER TIP… STORYBOARDING WITHOUT THE BOARD

Ever watch 'House' on TV with Hugh Laurie playing the part of a brilliant diagnostician?  We do.  My husband watches the clock during the show.  Approximately 48 minutes into the show, he'll announce that it's epiphany time so House will shortly diagnose this week's mysterious disease.  It happens just as he predicts.  Every time.  Because House …

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Working Writer Tip: Going For The Jugular

In an online writers' group, I joined a recent thread about writing in first person.  The majority of responses were reasons not to write in the first person or reasons why some people don't read novels written in the first person.  Then there was me.  I replied that over time I've segued into almost always …

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