The latest Write for a Reason course has just come to an end… as always it’s been lots of fun, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know the students. One issue that has cropped up once again, as it often seems to, is the use of dialogue tags. I’ve mentioned this…
Last week I mentioned seven writing issues I noticed when reading a stack of children’s novels, that could have been avoided. Since then, I’ve found some more! So here they are (on to something more positive next week, I promise)…
Over the last few months I have been reviewing books for a charity that puts Christian titles into libraries and other public places. So I have had the joy of having to read. 🙂 How about that for an excuse to read – sorry, can’t do that, I absolutely have to finish these books….
Happy New Year, and welcome to the first Write for a Reason writing tip of 2019! Thank you for joining us once again – I hope you will find the next 52 writing tips …
This may seem obvious, and I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but unless you have an excellent reason for not doing so, the first person you need to introduce your readers to is your protagonist . . .
Here’s an interesting thought – what one piece of knowledge or skill do you most need to take your writing to the next level?
As Christians writing for a reason we can get so caught up in being earnest that we forget that writing should be fun. OK, yes, it’s work too, but it should certainly have some lighter moments . . . and who knows where those lighter moments might take you?
Here’s an idea to give you a break from your novel:
If your characters are going on a journey to reach a destination and final victory, think about how long the journey should take, and how many crises they are going to have to face on the way. Here are three questions you will need to ask yourself for your journey . . .
As Christian writers we can easily fall into the trap of being so caught up in the theme of our story that we forget to use our imagination. We could set our stories in a typical home, school or church