False Starts and Introductions to Novels: Too Cliché or A Forgotten Skill?

"At dawn, the sun either shines itself or hides behind clouds, promising what the day will bring. So it is with introductions in stories." —anonymous Most agents and editors would balk at the suggestion of a false start intro. On its own, there's nothing wrong with an exciting beginning, so long as it's done well. …

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Describing Sounds in Writing

When we think of the word sound, the last thing we may associate it with are words and phrases. However, sound and writing go hand-in-hand. Recently, I learned from a writing class how important sounds can be for strengthening prose—what a shocker! In this article, I'll discuss the various definitions and techniques that are often …

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The Blank Page and Writers’ Block

Hello, my readers. How are you doing during the lockdown? Okay, I hope?Today, I'll discuss the dreaded Blank Page that haunts every writer at one point in his or her career. I'll also mention the tricks and tips I've used in overcoming writer's block. A new story always begins with a blank page or screen. …

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Reflections on Pepper Slyhart, my OC

Hello, my readers, to another installation, this one about my main character, Pepper Slyhart. My post will break down Pepper's character, her progression over the years, and what made her into what she is today. Pepper is the main protagonist of my upcoming fantasy series, Ethereal Seals. She's a hotheaded young lady with a sword, …

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