Saturday, February 23, 2013

Writing Tip #2

Again, DISCLAIMER: This is MY opinion and others may not agree with it, but if they're smart, they do.

Here it is; one of the MOST important  things to remember while writing a story: you must have BALANCE.

There's a fine, tinny tiny, microscopic line between not enough information and TMI. I've crossed it myself, many times. Especially when I first decided to get serious about writing. *hangs head in shame* Like, when the character has to use the can: TMI. I mean, you can SAY they have to use the can, but do you really need to write about it, as it's happening? No! Okay, or maybe you do (?), but you understand what I'm saying. No? Well, let me explain then! (Note: I NEVER go into details about bodily functions too much, but that's me.)

Descriptions of physical characteristics, personalities, scenery, thoughts, emotions; all of it requires balance. Of course you need to go into detail about all of those things so the reader feels connected to the story (which in turn makes the reader LOVE you, by the way), but you don't want to drone on and on about every leaf of a tree, each detail of the fabric of a couch, etc. You also want to give the reader an idea of what you picture in your mind as you're writing. They can't see what you see; you have to SHOW them. Oh! Another thing to touch on: Show versus Tell. That's another tip post, sorry.

You learn as you go. No matter what, keep writing. Anywho, I'm keeping this short, so I don't bore you. Peace out.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Saving Sara WIP

Saving Sara

Writing Tip #1

So it just came to my attention that maybe I could use my powers for good and offer some writing tips (WHY I never thought of doing this before on my blog is BEYOND me), so here is my first tip for any and all writers. Keep in mind, this is MY opinion, and to me, it's the right one, but to others it could possibly NOT be (and obviously they know nothing). Anyway! Here it is:

Find your voice and hone it. It is your gift to the world of readers. At first you may stumble, try different ones, and fail indefinitely in your quest to capture your true writing style, but when you find the one that fits you, you'll know it. Because, well, you'll write better. Mine is kind of snarky at times, and of course, funny, and even maudlin. But it's ME. You'll get yours too.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

One More Chapter: Charmed (The Charmed #1) by Lindy Zart

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Book Worm Brandy: Review: Ordinary by Lindy Zart

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