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.

Writing Good Sex Scenes

Writing Good Sex Scenes

Alida explains how to write good sex scenes, including the one thing you should never do. This is a clean discussion that acknowledges people have sex and writers write sex scenes.

Show and Tell

Show and Tell

When to write in scene and when to use narrative exposition to move your story forward.

Avoid hyper-realism in your writing.

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If you’re planning to write a multiple POV story, stop. Ask yourself: does this story require multiple POVs? If so, why?

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Are Cliffhangers Evil?

I recently watched the PBS Masterpiece mini-series, Endeavour. You might be familiar with Inspector Morse from the Colin Dexter books or the Mystery series. Endeavour portrays Inspector Morse as a young Detective Constable in the 1960s. It’s free on Amazon Prime,...

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