I need a bolder look for thumbnails. Tell me what you think!
Crisis on the first page is overrated.
Start novels with conflict and character.
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!
New at Just Can’t Help Writing: I argue that something’s lost when people refrain from writing negative reviews for fear of hurting authors’ feelings. What do you think?
Writers in the Storm features guest blogger Margie Lawson‘s excellent discussion of how to use rhythm and cadence to enhance the flow of your prose. I provide some additional resources and links to my earlier posts on Novel First Lines and punctuation. Let me know what rhetorical devices you use! http://tinyurl.com/pq7bjkd
3 Lessons and 4 Resolutions from the Indiana Writers’ Workshop in Indianapolis Oct. 24. www.justcanthelpwriting.wordpress.com
NOTE TO SELF: Four editing rules to follow THIS TIME!
Do you have self-editing rules like these? Do you have any I ought to apply?