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Tag: tips for writers
AT JUST CAN’T HELP WRITING: Use Parallel Structure in Writing for Voice and Style
Check out these ideas and examples for building rhythm and coherence in your writing through the use of parallel structure to add detail.
NEW AT JUST CAN’T HELP WRITING: Overbudget on “To be”? Use “Absolutes”
Use “absolutes” to cut back on “to be” verbs in progressive tenses, and build your voice as well.
AT JUST CAN’T HELP WRITING: BUILD YOUR NOVEL’S WORLD!
SciFi and Fantasy writers talk about building worlds. But world-building can make the difference between a place we can take or leave or a place we just can’t tear ourselves away from.
How do you build a world in your novels?
AT JUST CAN’T HELP WRITING THIS WEEK!
COMMA POWER! Commas control sentence rhythm. Here’s how!
And a bonus: Don’t always cut “there are” and “It is.” Use them!
NEW AT JUST CAN’T HELP WRITING:
BEWARE THE HYPERCORRECTNESS TROLL! He wants you to obsess over “correct grammar” so he can eat your lunch !
DON’T LET “ILLOGIC” PULL READERS OUT OF YOUR STORY!
New at Just Can’t Help Writing: I share my temptation
to “illogicize”my plots. What’s yours?
AGAINST OUTLINES IN PLOTTING YOUR BOOK!
Well, only somewhat against. But you lose a lot when you plan your novel right down to the last scene! See if you agree!
New Post at Just Can’t Help Writing: What is “Voice”?
“Voice” can keep me reading your book even if I balk at plot glitches. But what is “voice”? Can I define it? Can anyone? I share what “voice” in a writer’s work feels like to me!
Let me know what “voice” means to you!
Today at Just Can’t Help Writing! Build Character with Stage Business!
Make your “props” talk! Every “sip of coffee” can pass on news to your readers about who your characters are and what conflicts they face!