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.
Hi again, gang. Craig with you once more to continue my series on Three Act Structure. If you’re coming in here, the previous posts were Act 1, and Act 2 Part 1. At this point, we’ve established the environment of the story, met the main character and any quirks he/she might have. We also introduced … Continue reading The Three Acts: Act 2, Part 2
Hi Gang. Craig with you again, and I learned a new word. (Not that I’m likely to remember it at my age, but writing it down helps.) I’m sharing it here, because it’s also an obscure kind of story structure. I can see that it has merit under some circumstances. The word is picaresque. It … Continue reading I learned a new word
Hello SErs. Happy Wednesday. Harmony here 🙂 While writing my current book, Exodus, I ran into a little difficulty ... well, it felt more like a brick wall, lol. What tripped me up well and truly is a little thing called a past participle (I don't know about you, but I hate grammatical terms. They … Continue reading When You Can’t Find Your Past Participle
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