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Flash Tip: Info Dumps

  This week Alida talks about the Dread Info Dump. Alida will be taking a few weeks away from the video writing tips to focus on getting the Story Works Guide to Writing Point of View into your hands. In the meantime, listen to the Story Works Round Table Podcast...

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 POV stranglehold. It happens when the POV chokes off the narrative voice. Alida shows you how they should work...

Action Scenes: Clarity vs. Pacing

There is a special balancing act to be accomplished when writing action scenes. Think of a teeter-totter and put Clarity on one seat and Pacing on the other. Generally speaking, the faster the action occurs, the more you have to slow it down to make it work on the...

The 3-Act Structure

Do you really need a 3-act structure to tell a story? Why? What is each act about, anyway? Those are the questions I address in this 10-minute video tutorial. Enjoy! If you have questions or comments, please post them...

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