None of the above will make me remove the prologue from Strongbow’s Wife when I upload a revised version in the next few days. Continue reading Before the Beginning – do you really need a prologue?
Do you agree that increases the feeling of urgency in the situation, without losing the natural restraint of a gentleman with a typical English stiff upper lip? Continue reading Getting Rid of Filter Words
That’s what makes a great writer, according to Rebecca Bryn and she should know, being one of the greatest. Her work deserves much wider recognition. “For Their Country’s Good” would make a TV series to rival “Poldark” and “The Dandelion Clock”, which I had the privilege of reading pre-publication, has echoes of Michael Morpurgo’s “War Horse”. Writing that comes from the heart, with deep emotional overtones and well developed characters, will always captivate me as a reader. Ms. Bryn does that brilliantly. via It’s not what you know, it’s who you know! Continue reading It’s not what you know, it’s who you know!
My craft fans will also be glad to hear that Christmas Crafting with Lacey will be out by the end of October Continue reading A Date With . . . Lacey Lane
many “secret writing rules” involve useful tips, but if you follow them rigidly, you’ll end up with wooden, formulaic prose that nobody is going to want to read. – Anne R. Allen Continue reading The “Rules” Good Writers Break
If you are planning to enter Dan Alletorre’s Word Weaver Contest or any other writing competition – or want to know how to write stories that magazine and anthology editors will pay good money for, then here are some great tips for you. http://www.damyantiwrites.com/2017/11/01/writing-teacher-paul-mcveigh/ Continue reading Writing Tips From an Expert
I discovered Dan through a writing contest he ran a few months back. I didn’t get a top five placing in the contest but I did get some really helpful feedback. Subsequently he accepted another story of mine for The Box Under The Bed, the anthology that is out now in paper back and available to pre-order for delivery to your Kindle October 1st., after he’d helped me improve it. There’s lots of good advice here and he’s giving it free of charge. Some folks would charge a lot for this kind of stuff. Source: What To Do In … Continue reading What To Do In A Second Draft To Create An Un-Put-Downable Book