Hey SE Readers. Joan with you today. It’s time for another writing question. All of us have people who have impacted our lives. Most of the time, we think of people who have had a positive influence. Yet other times, a person may have made negative remarks that we took to heart. Encouraging words can … Continue reading Friday Writing Question: Who?
Hey, SE Readers. Joan here today. In a recent post, I wrote about overusing similes and metaphors. Today I’m going to talk about other overused phrases in writing—clichés. Unlike similes and metaphors, which can be skillfully used, we should avoid clichés like the plague. So, what is a cliché? They are trite, stereotyped expressions, sentences, … Continue reading Avoiding The Use of Clichés
Hi gang, Craig here again with another Expansion Pack. These are designed to enhance the series I wrote about The Hero’s Journey, also known as the Writing Monomyth. It’s worth repeating that none of the Expansion Pack material is required for your stories. These are just as advertised. If you want to get a bit … Continue reading Expansion Pack: The Stakes Character
Hi, SE Readers. Joan here today. We’ve all heard of similes and metaphors. Most of us have probably used them in our writing at some point. Using a simile or metaphor is an easy way to describe a character’s personality or what they are feeling. Both similes and metaphors are used to make comparisons, but … Continue reading Using Similes and Metaphors
Hello SErs! Harmony here 🙂 While today's topic might, at first glance, seem basic and obvious, it has more to it than what shows on the surface. For certain, when I wrote my first book, I didn't think about paragraph structure or use at all. I just wrote. And then my learning curve began. In … Continue reading How to Use a Paragraph