Plotting

The Power Of The Premise In Fiction

The Power Of The Premise In Fiction

A premise in fiction is a brief statement that has been revealed in a story. Do you need one in your story? General Definition: An assertion or proposition which forms the basis for a work or theory. You can write without a premise, but it…
Pulse Plotting – Get Your Novel Started, Right Now

Use Pulse Plotting To Get Your Story Moving

Get Your Novel Started, Right Now If you struggle with plot, there is a way to simplify it. Pulse plotting is a shortcut for the frustrated writer, the rebel writer, the experimental writer, or even just the panicked writer getting ready for NaNoWriMo. What is…
6 Good Reasons To Use Scrivener To Write Your Book

6 Good Reasons To Use Scrivener To Write Your Book

Promoted Post: Scrivener is a word-processing program and outliner designed for authors. Scrivener provides a management system for documents, notes, and metadata. Six Good Reasons For Using Scrivener Outliner, corkboard and index cards, scrapbook… Scrivener unites everything you need to write, research and arrange long documents in a…

9 Literary Terms You Need To Know

We need to know the basics of literature when we read and write. Literature includes fiction, memoir, drama, and poetry. We use certain terms to describe the structure of literary works. We have to know these terms if we are studying literary works or writing…

My Top 3 Favourite Blogs On Dialogue

Dialogue, as we all know, is a great way to show your characters interacting on the page in a way that feels realistic. It’s also a great way to bring in conflict, show character and evoke emotion. My best dialogue – well, monologue – is…

My Top 3 Favourite Blogs On Plot

For many writers, plot is often the most challenging element of writing. I know it is for me. And it doesn’t get easier. When I facilitate Writers Write, I always tell new writers that books are your best teachers – read and dissect the way…

My Top 3 Favourite Blogs On Viewpoint

A few years ago, I created a miniseries that attempts to simplify viewpoint. It’s the one thing most writers struggle with – but it really doesn’t have to be difficult. Viewpoint, quite simply, is about time and distance. How long ago did the events in…

My Top 3 Favourite Blogs On Character

We can sometimes overcomplicate or even over populate the cast of characters in our story. Which is why I’ve always tried to give other writers some tricks and techniques to help create characters that live and breathe on the page. 1.  Create Dynamics: Who Are The…
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