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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 Not to start a book
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    How Not to start a book

    How Not to start a book Opening with a Dream How NOT to start a book, Never under any circumstances, open the story with an action than reveal that the character was dreaming. Do not end your story that everything that happened was a dream either. Agents or editors won’t be happy with that. Waking up   Same as dreaming, do not open your story with your MC waking up and doing the usual boring stuff. Like brushing his/her teeth, making coffee, eating breakfast etc. The story should start with an action or at least, before the action. However, some say you can start the story with your character waking…

  • 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,…

  • how-to-find-genre for a book
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    How to find which genre your book fits in?

    How-to-find-genre for a book? How to find which genre your book fits in? Before you start drafting, the first thing you should know is the genre. How you figure this out? Here are tips to help you.     Does your story evolve in detective, private investigator solving a crime? Or someone getting killed, stalked, or a serial killer? Harassed? How-to-find-genre for a book? It’s a crime/thriller novel.     Does your story has a man and woman they fall in love, break up, and live happily ever after? Your book is Romance.  Does your story have aliens, spaceships or advance technology? You’re going to write Sci-fi. According to research, I made…