POV Stranglehold

  In this week’s Word Essential 60 Second Writing Tip, Alida discusses a common problem writers have with point of view. She calls it the┬áPOV stranglehold. It happens when the POV chokes off the narrative voice. Alida shows you how they should work...

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!

Continuity

  In this week’s Word Essential 60 Second Writing Tip, Alida discusses continuity. What it is. Why you need it. And what happens to readers if you don’t have it! Enjoy the video. It was made on location, so what it lacks in polish it makes up in charm...

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.

Pacing and Action Scenes

Pacing and Action Scenes

Alida explains how to avoid creating drag in the pacing of your action scene while still managing to embody your character. She provides an example and breaks it down in this video with a 60 Second Writing Tip.

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