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  • Editing the first draft: Show VS Tell and Infodumps.
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    Editing the first draft: Show VS Tell and Infodumps.

    Editing the first draft: Show VS Tell and Infodumps.   Show VS Tell   Editing the first draft: Show VS Tell and Infodumps. We heard it all before show don’t tell. Even though, when you open a classic, you’ll notice that the style back in the day, was told, not show and some of those classics are best books ever written. Since we advanced so did writing.     This is a common writer mistake especially, by writers who are starting out. As I said in the previous post, good writing is rewriting.           Telling   Steve was angry.   Showing.   Steve slammed his hand…

  • Editing the first draft
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    Editing the first draft.

    Editing the first draft You finished writing a book! Congrats are in order! Now it’s time to pat yourself on the back for a job well done, be proud, and open a bottle of bubbly. Not everyone can go through the whole progress of writing a book. Some people will quit half way or find it too boring but you did it so kudos to you. It wasn’t easy but nothing beats that feeling of accomplishment when you write. THE END Now you might ask yourself now what? I’ve finished it’s time to look for agents or have editors look at it, this where I tell you to hold it…

  • Procrastination the foe for writers. How to beat procrastination?
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    Procrastination the foe for writers. How to beat procrastination?

      Procrastination the foe for writers. How to beat procrastination?     We all go through the stage of procrastinating. This is caused by lurk of inspiration or fear which is a strong emotion for everybody. Anxiety, another common emotion for us writing flocks. We think to ourselves, my writing sucks. Ugh, I don’t feel like writing today. My characters are stupid! What if nobody like my book? Sounds Familiar?    It’s okay to take a break and catch up on TV shows and meet friends. I’m catching up with How to get away with murder at the moment. I love to sit on my bed with a packet of…

  • How to find a setting for your story.
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    How to find a setting for your story.

    How to find a setting for your story.     When you have an idea for your story, you also need to think about a setting. What is setting you ask? Simple, the environment where the story is going to take place. So, how to find a setting for your story? Here are some tips to help you.    Location Where the story-taking place? Is it in London, New York, Paris, Rome, etc.       Time Period   Victorian times, World War II, Today.       The economic state   Let’s say your story takes place in London. But which part? Is it in a posh area like Mayfair…

  • What is a pantser? Who are the famous panster authors? 
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    What’s a pantser?

      What is a pantser? Who are the famous pantser authors?   What is a pantser? Who are the famous panster authors?  A panster is a writer who doesn’t plot when writing their novels, I wrote a blog post about outlines, link over here: basic-outlines-methods I have tried both methods to experiment; I wrote my thriller novel by outlining, where I wrote a basic summary of how the story will progress, including the ending. I didn’t write a ridiculous 100-page outline, that’s half my book or, maybe I’m lazy and want to get started right away. My outline was a modest 2 pages. The thing that annoyed me was if I got a new idea,…