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by CageSage
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Specificity
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Specificity

https://careerauthors.com/how-to-make-every-word-count/

This one matters to me in so many ways - why say the generic, when you can show a bit of that character's personality through the words (or objects) they choose.
by CageSage
Wed, 05 Jun 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: How to kill a word
Replies: 3
Views: 111

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: 111

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: 54

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: 108

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.

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