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by CageSage
Wed, 05 Jun 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: How to kill a word
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: How to kill a word

This is one of the hardest things to learn to do well, but learn it we must.

becomes:

We must learn this.

Yes, learn how to excise words to make sharp pictures.
by CageSage
Sat, 01 Jun 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Some credible writing tips
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Some credible writing tips

https://prowritingaid.com/art/946/tips-on-writing-from-author-steven-pinker.aspx It may sound simple to 'use the right word' but it's not. I'll give an example: The room was tiny, one porthole window smudged to blackness by ash and dirt. Ben couldn't breathe when he stepped through the door. His hea...
by CageSage
Wed, 29 May 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: A close look at a long process
Replies: 0
Views: 43

A close look at a long process

https://writerunboxed.com/2019/05/28/author-up-close-roger-johns-write-tired-edit-rested/ Of particular interest to me: it wasn’t until I realized that an idea for a book was not the same as a plot that writing the book seemed possible. and If a manuscript looks like it’s going to need a lot of tech...
by CageSage
Tue, 28 May 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Dialogue & thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Dialogue & thoughts

:lol: There are times when we've all done something wiffy with dialogue, or narrative, or pov, or description, or ...

to be perfect is to stop learning, to stop learning is to stop living. Live - and write - like it's the only chance you've got.
by CageSage
Sun, 12 May 2019 10:09 am
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: 8 ways to write a 5-star chapter 1
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: 8 ways to write a 5-star chapter 1

I really like this: Make trouble. I side with the writing gurus who advise you to put in a lot of conflict early. Pick your trouble and make it big. If it can’t be big at first, make it ominous. Focus on action. Years ago I got a rejection that said, “Your characters are terrific and I love the sett...

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