Hi SEers. John with you today. As a wrap-up to the subject of gestures (or beats) to convey non-verbal communication, I found a great cheat sheet for writers on body language. The cheat sheet is below the text and was developed by ArchetypeWriting.com. The cheat sheet can be used in developing characterizations beyond having to … Continue reading A Cheat Sheet on Body Language for Writers
Hi SEers. John here with you today. I’m going to further discuss the idea of giving characters life with gestures. The reason for gestures (or beats as they are sometimes called) is to provide a character some tools to share with the reader without the writer explaining what is going on. These tools can … Continue reading Showing – Not Telling Emotions
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Hi SEers. John with you again. I hope you had a great weekend and am rearing to go this Monday morning. Grab a cup of coffee and join me in a discussion about character gestures. (I know not the most exciting thing for a Monday morning.) Most of you don’t know that my books … Continue reading Gestures and Dialogue – A Perfect Show Don’t Tell Team.
Hello, SE’ers John with you again. Today’s discussion is about editing. I’m currently doing a run-through of the first draft of my WIP, so editing is a top-of-mind subject to me. I must admit that editing is not my first choice of tasks for the writing process. Creating a story and running like the wind … Continue reading What I Enjoy About Editing