a book on the forum!
Advance warning that on Monday morning
US time, I'll post a multi-part question on the Fiction
Writing forum for your chance to win a book. All the details
will be posted at that time. The contest is only open to US
and UK residents unfortunately.
If you haven't already set up a free
username to participate on our forums, it's quick and easy to
set up. Come and join in the fun!
Using real life in your fiction
Real life experiences can provide some ready-made material for fiction, but there are both pros and cons to writing what you know.
Describing your characters
Description is one element of a story where it is easier to lose the interest of your reader than to capture it. In most writing styles, description is scaffolding that you want to rest the action of your story on, rather than displaying it for its own sake.
Describing actions and behaviour
Used properly, describing the actions and behaviour of your characters can be a useful tool to break up elements that could otherwise overshadow your scenes. Or it could flatten your writing and have your readers skipping huge chunks of your story.
links and articles
Writing a Book That Makes a Difference by Philip Gerard - Review
Creating a multi-dimensional character
articles on the Fiction Writing site
Is it worth publishing your fiction on your blog?
Creating conflict in your story
Tips for proofreading your manuscript
the Fiction Writing forum
forget to pop into the forum
on Monday for your chance to win a book by answering a
The article on blogging a novel online
has generated some great discussion on the forum - read what
others have had to say about this idea, and add your two cents
Have your say on the forum!
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