My top tip for bringing fiction alive is to use Onomatopoeia. This is the Greek term for ‘word-making.’ When we use it in our fiction it means using a word that appears to suggest the qualities of the sound, for instance, murmur, cuckoo and tingle. 865 more words
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Here’s a repost of my 2013 article from ThisNewMountain.com.
It’s been said, and much debated, that there are two kinds of writers—those who outline and plan before starting a writing project (plotters) and those who dive in and write “by the seat of their pants” (pantsers). 884 more words
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Janice Hardy: Fiction University
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“When Janice was first developing her writing skills, she was often frustrated by books that told her what she should be doing, but didn’t provide a clear picture on how to do it.
I’ll admit, in the beginning writing a novel seemed as foreign to me as speaking intelligible French on my trip to Paris last year. The fact I didn’t know the language didn’t sway me. 467 more words