Good Morning, SEers. John is with you today, and I wish you a happy Friday. As you can see by the headline, today’s post is about that ending. You know the one I mean. The one that treats a reader like they are being shoved off the back of a flatbed truck on a … Continue reading Why Do Some Authors Insist on Writing a Lousy Ending?
Hi, SEers John with you today. I hope your Monday is starting well. How about those characters? I mean, who gives them the right to walk off with a story that, for the most part, was the author’s creation in the first place? Of course, I’m talking about the fact that characters tend to … Continue reading When Characters Try to Run the Show
Hello SEers, It’s John again. Happy Hump Day. Today I want to talk about things that annoy readers. In doing so, maybe we can all avoid putting things in our books that trouble those who choose to read them. I’m sure you all are readers in addition to being a writer, so I think … Continue reading Things in Books that Annoy Readers
Hi SEers. John with you today. When I considered what to write about, I thought of several things. After taking a tour of some of the topics, my fellow members had scheduled, it became very obvious most of the erudite subjects had already been taken. I was also surprised to see that most … Continue reading What Should I Post Today?
Hi SEers. John with you today. As a wrap-up to the subject of gestures (or beats) to convey non-verbal communication, I found a great cheat sheet for writers on body language. The cheat sheet is below the text and was developed by ArchetypeWriting.com. The cheat sheet can be used in developing characterizations beyond having to … Continue reading A Cheat Sheet on Body Language for Writers