Wednesday, March 08, 2017

#Writing Wednesday - March 8th 2017

If you missed my post from Monday, you may want to check it out. The 2017 Smashwords Read An eBook Week promotion is going on right now... See my post from Monday for more details.

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Are you struggling with writers' block? If so, try these five ways to beat writers' block.

However, if you're not struggling to get your writing done, so don't need those tips right now, feel free to skip them and check out the other links I have for you this week. Alternatively, you could always take a look anyway, and bear them in mind in case you need them in future... Just a thought! Either way, here are the other links:

Should you write a prologue for your book, or would it be better to forget about having one? The choice is ultimately up to you, but here's an article on the seven deadly sins of prologues, which discusses what does and doesn't work when it comes to prologues, and will help you decide if you should write one or not.

Regardless of how you start your story, if your characters need some adventuring tips, get them to take a look at Luke Callindor's tips to adventuring. These tips will especially be useful for characters from fantasy stories. Some of them are great tips for any characters venturing out of town during their stories though, even if it's meant to be just for a short camping trip. Also, failure to follow some of Luke's advice could make for some potentially tense moments in the story... Just something for any writers reading this to bear in mind.

Anyway, do you have a character - or a group of characters - tracking another in your story? If so, here are some tips on writing tracking scenes without them becoming boring for the reader.

To hyphenate, or not to hyphenate, that is the question. Well, maybe it isn't. But if it is in your case, perhaps this post on how hyphens are the devil will help you find the answer.

Are "ing" words good or bad? You decide.

OK, that's about it for today. I'll just end today's post with a great blog post about the writer's rollercoaster.

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