So, I’m seeing a lot of negativity from some writers. Since creative people are tangled in a vast swathe of emotions and sensations, negativity is certainly an understandable part of the tapestry. We know self-loathing can often rise in Creatives. However this negativity is directed outwards.
So, I’m back with my World Building series. So far, I’ve discussed topics such as water, atmosphere, sun, seasons and land so now let’s get to some of those living organisms.
Today’s topic is Flora. (That would be plants)
All writers have blind spots with their writing. The idea is to identify them and start avoiding falling into the trap.
Continuing with our ever popular mid-week guest posts, this week’s guest poster is the wonderful Julie Valerie who I met when she ran the 85K Writing Challenge.
Writing with clarity and careful attention to word choice is important because words convey meaning. Words have power.
When creating characters, I think most writers understand that they need to think about them in terms of physicality and personality.
After all your readers need to have a vague notion of the characters’ looks and attitudes in order to connect to them.
Today’s post is going to be on writing the beginning of your story. Now I will admit that I am not a fan of writing the first chapter. Even with a solid outline I never start on Chapter one.
Maybe it seems a little weird to point out that writers should think about their readers… but I’ve seen enough stories dotted around the internet to know it needs to be said.
What writer hasn’t heard the advice “Show, don’t tell.” However I have noticed that some people just use this as the advice itself. As if saying to a new writer “show me, don’t tell me” is enough.
Not everyone will instantly understand and that’s why so many new writers ask about this key concept.