by Christina Dalcher Stephen King talks about a sort of writer’s toolbox in his book On Writing. I’ll be discussing a different set of tools on Le Blog today. Ready? Let’s go.
by Victor Salinas Every writer, at some point in time, is bound to ask themselves: How long should a book be? As a novelist you want to make sure the length is right. Too short and your readers will be severely disappointed. Too long and you risk boring them.
by Lev Raphael Lots of writers dream of writing a “big book.” It’s a book that gets advertised and reviewed everywhere. A book that people are reading on trains, planes, subways, and listening to in their cars on cross country trips or morning commutes.
by L. G. Estrella Adjectives are wonderful words. A few well-used adjectives can add spice to a passage of writing. However, a few poorly used adjectives can lead to disaster, and two of the easiest ways to misuse adjectives are to either use too many or to use adjectives that are just over the… Read More Using Adjectives (Less Is More)
Someone recently asked me about writing with emotion. This is really about creating the emotionally engaging character because if you don’t write emotion into your character, the reader won’t connect with that character on an emotional level. It’s hard to explain the difference between a great story and an emotionally satisfying story because the distinction… Read More Writing With Heart: Creating an Emotionally Engaging Character
by Ned Hickson Over the years, my wife has gotten used to my (admittedly bad) habit of leaning over and whispering “expendable character” whenever I see someone who I know is going to die. I should clarify I only make these predictions while watching movies, and not, as a general rule, at the grocery… Read More Why Survival Skills Are So Important For a Writer