My writing students come from all over the world and write in every genre and subgenre imaginable. While their writing is often solid, sometimes it lacks key elements. This is hardly surprising since there are so many things to juggle in creating a good story . . . see more.
By Janice Hardy
Good characters step off the page and into readers’ hearts, but that doesn’t happen if all the characters sound the same. Too-similar voices can make it hard to tell characters apart and they wind up blending together into one big character mush . . . see more
Previously, we talked about how descriptive writing is a crucial aspect of creating a book that absorbs, enthralls and entertains your reader…
But what happens when descriptive writing goes too far?
You know what it’s like – how often have you read a book by a novice that contains seemingly endless run-on sentences so packed full of description and simile it almost becomes a parody of itself? See more.