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
Gestures and Dialogue – A Perfect Show Don’t Tell Team.
Hi SEers. John with you again. I hope you had a great weekend and am rearing to go this Monday morning. Grab a cup of coffee and join me in a discussion about character gestures. (I know not the most exciting thing for a Monday morning.) Most of you don’t know that my books … Continue reading Gestures and Dialogue – A Perfect Show Don’t Tell Team.
The Three Acts: Act 2, Part 2
Hi again, gang. Craig with you once more to continue my series on Three Act Structure. If you’re coming in here, the previous posts were Act 1, and Act 2 Part 1. At this point, we’ve established the environment of the story, met the main character and any quirks he/she might have. We also introduced … Continue reading The Three Acts: Act 2, Part 2
I learned a new word
Hi Gang. Craig with you again, and I learned a new word. (Not that I’m likely to remember it at my age, but writing it down helps.) I’m sharing it here, because it’s also an obscure kind of story structure. I can see that it has merit under some circumstances. The word is picaresque. It … Continue reading I learned a new word
When You Can’t Find Your Past Participle
Hello SErs. Happy Wednesday. Harmony here 🙂 While writing my current book, Exodus, I ran into a little difficulty ... well, it felt more like a brick wall, lol. What tripped me up well and truly is a little thing called a past participle (I don't know about you, but I hate grammatical terms. They … Continue reading When You Can’t Find Your Past Participle
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