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Communicating With Your Beta Reader|
Val Kovalin, BellaOnline's Fiction Writing Editor
Your working relationship with your beta reader is based on trust. That starts with understanding each otherís expectations and communication style.
Developing Character: an Overview|
Bluedolphin Crow, BellaOnline's Nonfiction Writing Editor
Learn how to develop the true essence of your characters to keep your readers coming back for more.
Career Features - Full Listing
How a Bad Attitude Hurts the Job Search
Are you being an assertive, go-getter or pushy and rude? Itís important to realize that your attitude can affect your success. Learn how a bad attitude can be your downfall during your job search.
What Does This Couple Want?
Here is a picture writing prompt for you. What is this cute young couple up to? Clearly they are sharing a moment of intense communication over some issue or question.
Characterization an Overview
In this article you will discover many different techniques to use in creating your characters and bringing them to life in your writing.
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Best historical novel ever, and I donīt even like most historical novels. Epic and unforgettably intense! Among other things, reading this will teach you how to hook your readers through writing strong character emotion.
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
A funny, unpretentious, sympathetic look at the writing life. The section on allowing yourself to write a crappy rough draft (so you can get it done in the first place) is worth the price of the book alone.
How to Write Descriptions of Eyes and Faces
by Val Kovalin, your BellaOnline editor for the Fiction Writing site. Learn to describe the appearance of the eyes, actions involving the eyes, and how to describe eyelids, eyebrows, and eyelashes. More than 2,000 words explaining 82 color names to assign to eyes. Facial shapes, forehead, ears, cheekbones, nose, lips, chin, and facial hair. Learn how the face shows different emotions, and more!