Every writer has strengths and weaknesses. For example, I tend to skimp on descriptions, but I write decent dialogue. For a while, I didn’t realize it was decent; I just knew I enjoyed writing it. But when I started to show my writing to people, they would comment on my dialogue: smiley faces, or “good … Continue reading An Introvert’s Guide to Dialogue
I work better with a deadline. A lot of people do. And it’s always been sort of built into my life in school. But when you’re doing something for yourself, something that doesn’t have a built-in deadline, then you have to make your own. So, I’ll choose a date and put it in my calendar … Continue reading Deadlines and Accountability: My NaNo Announcement
Write a story with the following line of dialogue: “Do you think they saw?”
Here's some more Preptober advice from my CP, Shelby.
A while back, I read somewhere that in order to feel, physically and mentally, what it’s like to write “good writing,” you should type up a passage or even a full chapter of your favorite author’s work. I do take some issue now with the implication that the words you’re reading from your favorite author … Continue reading Writing Exercise: Copy from Your Favorite Book