Monthly Archives: June 2013

Writing Workshop Lesson 5: Point of View

Workshop Introduction Point of View Who is the narrator? Through whose perspective is the reader viewing the story? First Person This is the most intimate Point Of View (POV). The reader views the action directly through a character’s eyes, but … Continue reading

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Writing Workshop Lesson 4: Dialogue

Workshop Introduction Dialogue Don’t write dialogue in perfect, grammatical English. No one really speaks like that, except perhaps English professors. Make your characters talk on the page the way you hear them in your head. A good exercise is to … Continue reading

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Writing Workshop Lesson 3: Characters

Workshop Introduction Characters Exotic names are okay in certain genres, but not all. For example, the name Chesapeake Divine would work in a romance novel, but not as well in a children’s story. Beware of using complicated or hard-to-pronounce character … Continue reading

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Writing Workshop Lesson 2: Fiction Genres

Workshop Introduction Fiction Genres There are many genres and subgenres, with lots of cross-over between genres. Many stories could fit into several different genres, although they are usually marketed in the one they have the strongest connection to. Most authors … Continue reading

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