Dialogue is important in a story. It can reveal a character’s personality, provide critical information to the reader and evoke an emotional response. But how do you make it believable and interesting to the reader? Continue reading “Monday Minute: How Do You Create Realistic Dialogue?”
NaNoWriMo is fast approaching and I’ve got my mind on finishing some of my works in progress as I prepare for it. Lately I’ve been seeking out some writing advice on various blogs: to prepare for NaNo, to develop well-rounded characters and to create a good writing habit. Here are some of my favourite pieces of advice from writing websites… Continue reading “Friday Favourites in the Writing World”
Follow Friday is a weekly series, inspired by the Twitter trend #Follow Friday. Each Friday, I suggest blogs that I follow to my readers. Continue reading “Follow Friday: Great Writing Advice”
I have an ‘it’s complicated’ relationship with word count. Some days I’m cool with it, on others I’m not feeling it so much. I’ve always thought that word counts are very arbitrary measures of a writer’s progress… Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Week 3: Breaking Up With Word Count”
The second week of NaNoWriMo is often the most difficult hurdle in November. It’s certainly been that way for me this year. My first week started off amazingly well but ended on a low note. In my personal life, there were a few setbacks at the end of that first week that really threw me off. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Week 2: Mid-Month Slump”
NaNoWriMo is in full swing!
I’ve decided this November I’m going to write a weekly series on NaNoWriMo, sharing my progress and offering advice. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Week 1: Keep the Momentum Going”
I just finished Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft and really enjoyed it.
It’s a practical, no-nonsense reflection on the writing process. Stephen King offers solid advice on how to shape yourself as a writer: from cultivating regular habits of reading and writing to exposing yourself to different styles of writing. Continue reading “Writing Lessons from Stephen King”