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What is Head Hopping?
Head hopping is what the readers call it when the author jerks the perspective back and forth between two or more character viewpoints within a short span of text. Beware. Readers hate it!
What is Improbable Simultaneous Action?
Improbable simultaneous action happens when we writers describe our characters doing two or more actions that no one realistically could, or would want, to do at the same time.
What is Insta-Love?
Insta-love, which is a mocking term for instant love, is a pitfall that happens in romance writing. New authors think, “What could be more romantic than love at first sight?” And they literally write characters that become united on a soul-deep level soon after meeting each other.
What is Point of View in Fiction?
Point of view (or viewpoint) refers to how your character conveys your story. The perspective that you choose affects how much information you can offer the readers and how emotionally engaging you can make your story.
When to Use the Cliffhanger Ending
Many new writers believe that they should write cliffhanger endings to each book in a projected series. They see it as stimulating the readers’ curiosity and providing incentive to buy the next book. But readers may see this technique as extremely manipulative.
Why Use a Pen Name?
A pen name, also known as a pseudonym, is an author name that you choose to attach to your writing. Why would authors want to publish their work under anything other than their real names?
Why Use Picture Writing Prompts?
Picture writing prompts are better than text writing prompts at bypassing your analytical mind with an image and eliciting a strong emotional response that makes you want to write.
Why Use Text Writing Prompts?
Text writing prompts are better than picture writing prompts at conveying complex situations with precision.
Women Arguing - Picture Writing Prompt
What do you see in this photo? Two women, right? One younger and one older. But obviously they are feeling some strong negative emotions.
Write an Accurate Fiction Blurb
Your blurb should avoid major plot spoilers and remain succinct while conveying a tantalizing glimpse of your hero, his world, and his big problem. You must also clarify your story’s genre and overall feel.
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