Ciao, SEers! The last two times I chatted with you, we were talking about clichés in fiction, namely in horror and in mystery and sci-fi. After revealing potential solutions, we discussed the fact that the common element in the solutions was that they all subverted the readers' expectations. Today, I want to discuss the difference … Continue reading Shock vs. Subverted Expectations
Hey SE Readers. Joan with you today. This is the fourth in a series of posts about character types. Most are from my personal observations or public knowledge of well-known people. The other posts are The Attention Seeker, The "I Can Top That" Person, and The Know it All. My mom used to say, “Be … Continue reading Character Types: The Introvert
Hi SEers! Denise here, and I’m going to share some mistakes and things I missed from my work. Why? To show why a second pair of eyes or a critique group can be so important. These are actual mistakes from my current work in progress and the comments from my amazing Critique Partners, Yvette M … Continue reading WRITING, MISTAKES, AND CRITIQUE GROUPS!
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Hi SErs! Harmony here 🙂 Today, I'd like to talk about how to write Point of View (POV) in the Third Person Limited perspective--otherwise known as Third Person Close. Third Person Point of View is unique because it has degrees of distance, unlike First and Second Person POVs. The … Continue reading How to Write Point of View, Part 4, Third Person Limited
Hi, Gang. Craig with you today. I want to try something a little different this time. I’m a work in progress just like everyone else. I’ve spent most of my career writing stand-alone novels and short stories. It was only recently that I dove into series work. I’ve made a few observations and maybe some … Continue reading Expansion Pack: Secondary Stressors