FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
In Keeping It Real – Dialogue I discuss the need to cut out “real speech”! A contradiction? Not really. In life, we pause, we hesitate, we stumble over our words at times – none of that should appear in your characters’ dialogues. The idea is that the speech we read is smooth, helps move the story on and there is nothing in it to slow things down.
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
Lines to Inspire Fear in Your Characters gives some fun examples of things no character would ever want to hear! For example, just to name two I’ve listed:-
What kind of harm could possibly come from a stick with a star at the end of it?
Yes, you will have to walk for miles, the food will be awful but you are still going on that quest.
I then discuss looking at what your characters really fear and make them face it. If you want to increase the tension in your story, that would definitely do it!
MORE THAN WRITERS BLOG – ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN WRITERS
My Association of Christian Writers’ piece for the month is called Telling It How It Is. I share my love of the Psalms for their honesty and passion. If ever there was a book where writers poured out their souls, this is it!
BONUS CHANDLER’S FORD TODAY POST
I will share the main post tomorrow, hopefully, but there is a bonus one up on site tonight. The extra post is called What is a Cyber Launch? This is for those new to the idea and came out of a discussion I had at a new local writing group.
Really ties in with my ACW and CFT bonus posts tonight.
CYBER LAUNCH NEWS
I discuss my writing routines, give some writing prompts and look at why we write.