Category Archives: writing tips
Navigating the Seas of Submissions…
Sometimes, being a writer feels like you are riding out a storm in the middle of a turbulent sea. Waves are crashing over the bow, and you are sure you are going under any moment. This week has been something … Continue reading
A Bit About Time Travel…
In writing, especially a novel, it isn’t likely that everything you want to say is linear in time. It MIGHT be…but there is a good chance that you want to tell something that happened in a characters past–or flash forward … Continue reading
Writing Tip: Putting the Sizzle in Steamy Scenes [The following post is rated Adult]
Some of you may know that I have a saucy alter-ego who dips her toe into the erotic. She writes the occasional tale, with a penchant for fairy tales. Her name is “Tysche Dwai” named after a Halfling D & … Continue reading
Writing Tip: Found Object Poetry
When I was in the theater, I ran across a unit for creating characters by taking found objects and listing characteristics of the object to build aspects of your character. For example: This fern might be characterized as vulnerable delicate … Continue reading
Writing Tip: What’s Your Word Count?
Staring at at a blank page can be daunting, but remember…you don’t have to set out to write a novel every time you begin to write. There are almost as many flavors of fiction as there were of original Baskin … Continue reading
Writing Tips: Creating a Compelling Character
What makes Huck Finn someone that everyone who has ever read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remembers forever? Why were so many watchers of Game of Thrones rooting for Tyrion Lannister to make it … Continue reading
Writing is Exciting — 3 D's for Daily Success!
It’s another week down on NaNoWriMo. So far, things are going along swimmingly. Jo is proving to be her usual feisty self, and things are heating up for Practical Polly in the dime novel too. There is nothing more exciting … Continue reading