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Eight Ways You May Be Bungling Your Dialogue In Your Novel

  “I’m not bungling my dialogue,” you say to yourself. But you’ve had a few complaints from your beta readers about how they don’t like the characters. You’ve been told the story feels dead. While your plot is tight and your pacing is perfect, the characters themselves feel off. The trouble could be your dialogue. … Continue reading Eight Ways You May Be Bungling Your Dialogue In Your Novel

Nine Strategies to Make Your Scenes Feel More Cinemagraphic

Have you ever read a book whose scenes felt movie-like? You’ve read the books that flowed seamlessly from one scene to another. You’ve read over the descriptions of the settings that were rich and details. As you turned the pages, you may have had a sense of action and tension that felt exactly right. As … Continue reading Nine Strategies to Make Your Scenes Feel More Cinemagraphic

Beginnings Are Not Just Background: Creating Good Characters A Guest Post By Sophia Ryan

  Character development should start from scene one of your novel and end when the novel does. But how do you write characters we all want to read about? Coloring your dialog with details such as gesture, appearance, tone, thoughts, and reaction helps readers get a better sense of your characters. And, if readers have … Continue reading Beginnings Are Not Just Background: Creating Good Characters A Guest Post By Sophia Ryan