Flash Tip: Group Projects

I’ve noticed in several manuscripts recently that writers are sometimes afraid to show the reader what the hero and her team are planning to do, especially when our hero is about to go into the climactic battle. When you need the group to do some serious...

Flash Tip: Frypan to Fire

  In today’s Flash Tip, I discuss a common pitfall we writer’s face and offer an easy trick to avoid it. Aum… Join the conversation at the Story Works Writers Facebook group and share your personal pitfalls and how you avoid them–or get out of...

Flash Tip: Verisimilitude

Alida discusses the importance of verisimilitude in your fictional world. She draws an example from Robert Scanlon’s novel, Constellation.

Flash Tip: !!!!!

In this week’s Flash Tip, Alida addresses gratuitous punctuation and offers an easy solution to overusing exclamation points.

Flash Tip: You Only Get Two

Alida discusses pet words and how they can damage your prose. The answer? Kill them. Kill them all…but two.

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