Tagged: fiction

Have You Thought About This? : Warming Up 2

Have You Thought About This? : Warming Up

It’s a pretty standard aspect of any skill. Before you go for a long run, you take a warm-up walk. Before you go on stage to belt out opera to a full stadium, you...

The Editing Cycle #5 – Character Dialogue 3

The Editing Cycle #5 – Character Dialogue

There’s a lot to be said about dialogue. Perhaps a year, or ten from now, a revolutionary author will come along and present us with a book that has no spoken word, no vernacular...

Fiction Focus Week 5- Character Death 3

Fiction Focus Week 5- Character Death

(Thanks to AriaAdams for this week’s theme) Killing characters is a tricky business. Some people love it, some people (myself included) hate it. There are lots of different reasons for doing it. Maybe your...

Fiction Focus Week 5- Heroes 5

Fiction Focus Week 5- Heroes

One of the things that turns up in fiction (particularly sci-fi, fantasy, adventure and YA) again and again are heroes- and heroines, but for some reason the word “heroine” has much more Victorian connotations,...

The Editing Cycle #3 – Character Growth 4

The Editing Cycle #3 – Character Growth

Whether you’ve finished writing your novel, or have only just begun, one of the most important things to consider is character consistency vs character growth. Every character in your novel goes through a journey...

Fiction Focus Week 3- Opening Lines 5

Fiction Focus Week 3- Opening Lines

I know what you’re thinking- is she randomly jumping from one topic to another with no clear correlation between one and the next? Yes. Yes I am. Opening lines are something that really intrigue...