Kim discusses “writing rules” in their newest blog post, quoting famous authors’ stances on how to handle writing rules when it comes to crafting the best story for your audience.
Author: Kim Lozano
If you’re one of the majority of writers who could use a little more guidance than to “just do what works” when writing story openings, here are a few strategies for you.
If you want to give yourself a leg up, I suggest you add a revision step and edit your manuscript for creative word choices. Kim gathered five examples of how other writers have used creative word choices in various ways in their novels.
Setting is not just a place in which characters are pinned down to keep them from floating off into the ether. And writing setting should not be a static description of the characters’ surroundings. If you want your setting to help forward the plot, reveal character, convey mood, or any number of other narrative functions it can perform, you need to activate it. Here are some ideas that will keep your setting from amounting to mere backdrop or scenery.
The ability to describe is the key to great storytelling, but when it comes to depicting characters, our first impulse is often to go straight ….