Greetings, Storytellers. Diana here today. I just had the great pleasure of visiting my old writer's critique group and gabbing about books with a few people who became dear friends. It seems a good time to hammer home the importance of peer feedback. My first book was a masterpiece, of course. I poured my heart … Continue reading Writing Critique Groups – Can’t find one? Create your own.
Elements of a Dual Timeline Novel: Timeframes and Settings
Hi, SEers! You’re with Mae today. Thank you for joining me for part three of my series on dual timeline novels. Part One provided an introduction, while Part Two offered a look at character development. Today, we’re going to explore timeframes. Image from Deposit Photos When developing your characters, you probably started thinking about timeframes. … Continue reading Elements of a Dual Timeline Novel: Timeframes and Settings
Birth Order and Character Development: the Only Child
Hello SE friends, Gwen with you today. Over these last several months, we've considered birth order traits as another possibility for developing our fictional characters. We’ve reviewed firstborns, middle child, and lastborns. Today the focus is the only child. As a quick review, birth order theory is not chiseled in stone. Many factors affect personal … Continue reading Birth Order and Character Development: the Only Child
Point of View (POV) #1: Conventions
I keep seeing primers on finessing Point of View in fiction-writing, but frankly most really miss what it is, instead talking about choosing verb tenses, who is narrating (not a limiter), or having a slant without limiting it to a particular character(s). I’m also getting feedback that readers are liking how I use examples, so … Continue reading Point of View (POV) #1: Conventions
AFTER THE BOOK IS WRITTEN: WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA
Hi SEers! D. L. Finn here to talk about what I learned after writing the book. Over twenty years ago, I tried to find my children’s book a publisher. After a couple of years of nice handwritten or standard form rejections, life got busy, and I put this on the back burner. Then eight years … Continue reading AFTER THE BOOK IS WRITTEN: WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA
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