Want to know the most important thing about writing dialogue in fiction? If it sounds like a conversation you'd hear in the real world, you've gone horribly wrong somewhere.
More great advice from Anne R. Allen Let’s face it: first chapters are hard. When you’re writing your first draft, you’re writing for yourself—getting to know your characters and their world. You should let everything spill out on the page free of your inner editor’s censorship. But when you’re revising, it’s a different story. You’ll … Continue reading 10 Things Your Opening Chapter Should Do: A Check-List for Self-Editing – Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
There are certain storytelling clichés writers go back to again and again...
Before you hire an editor, you need to know what kind of help you’re looking for. http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/10-things-your-freelance-editor-might-not-tell-you-but-should This post offers excellent advice to new writers. Read it. Save it. Keep referring back to it but to summarise. Avoid the temptation to submit a first draft. (Really never do this. Harry DeWulf has some great advice … Continue reading You need to read this post before submitting any work to an editor.
Let’s be honest here, I sometimes get confused with all of the many terms and rules used in grammar. But, I came across this, which helps me and I hope will help you too.