Going Up? Stakes & Tension

In this week’s Word Essential 60 Second Writing Tip, Alida defines stakes and tension. She explains how they work together to affect both your character and your reader.

Subtext (or what’s not on the page)

What’s not on the page, but makes your story powerful? Subtext, of course. And subtext is the topic of this week’s Word Essential 60 Second Writing Tip. Enjoy!

Fight Scenes

We’re putting up our dukes and taking on the special challenge of writing fight scenes. Alida gives you specific instructions along with a sample scene.

Show, Don’t Tell–a field trip

Alida steps outside her studio to share some thoughts on the old adage, “show, don’t tell” in this brief Word Essential 60 Second Writing Tip.

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