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August 3 2007 Fiction Writing Newsletter


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Volume 2, Edition 22

3 August 2007

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In this issue:

- Win a book

- Using real life in your fiction

- Describing your characters

- Describing actions and behaviour

- Related articles

- Previous articles

- On the forum

- Fiction Writing Shop

 Win 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.

Read this article

 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.

Read this article

 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.

Read this article

 Related links and articles

Writing a Book That Makes a Difference by Philip Gerard - Review

Creating a multi-dimensional character

Plot versus character

 Previous 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

 On the Fiction Writing forum

Don't forget to pop into the forum on Monday for your chance to win a book by answering a writing-related question.

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 too.

Have your say on the forum!

  Fiction Writing Shop at BellaOnline

Visit the Fiction Writing Shop at BellaOnline for gift ideas to spoil yourself or a friend, or to invest in books to improve your writing craft. 

Need an instant gift? Consider giving an Amazon Gift Voucher.

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