November 2013 is my first NaNoWriMo and I'm working to complete the draft of my first novel. ~ Bette A. Stevens http://www.4writersandreaders.com Do you have a story to tell? Come join us.
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I was fortunate to be asked to assist with a lecture at Salford University earlier this year, with the wonderful Gill James, and was very impressed with the standard of writing craft being taught. I’m sure Gill won’t mind if I share a little of what we all learned on the subject of Pace; or, How to Keep Your Reader Turning those Pages.
Writing Tips: Another great post from Lorrie Porter! ~ Bette A. Stevens//
- Quotes for writers (meganabigailwhite.wordpress.com)
First, get a cow.
Why a cow, you ask? Well, it could be a chicken, I suppose, or even a dog. A few deer could wander through. But a poem, especially a first poem, can definitely use the sturdy architecture and sweet domesticity of a cow to build itself around. You can lean against a cow. She won’t run away unexpectedly.
It takes courage to write. Facing that blank page can be difficult enough in itself. Finding the words to express your scene goal, mix more conflict into a line of dialogue, or add a perfect detail of description is no easy task. But fiction is more than plot, character and setting. Great fiction has emotion and that emotion comes from the heart and soul of the writer.
There is plenty to draw from when it comes to using Active Voice (i.e. AV). It's use is preferred over its evil step brother, Passive Voice, and therefore affords plenty of instruction on when and how to use it. Whether we like it or not, once in a while the Passive Voice (i.e. PV) enters our writing in such a way that it seems appropriate.