March 23rd, 2018

First Page Critique

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Craft | First Page Critique | WriterStrong

This month I chose an ‘en media res’ beginning. They can be fast-moving and titillating – but they're not easy! You need to clearly lay out the stakes, and since you don’t have time to flesh out a character, (and make us care about them) at least give us a rough idea of who the characters are, and lay the emotion!Read the post

February 23rd, 2018

New WITS Feature: First Page Critique

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Craft | WriterStrong

I'm trying a new series here on WITS, where I'll crit a submitted first page. More on how to get your work considered below. In the meantime, let's jump right in!

I believe we learn best, by example.

The following is from a brave WITS follower who agreed to go first ~ Dilly dilly to her/him!… Read the post

January 26th, 2018

What Writers Can Learn From Song Lyrics

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Craft | Other Obsessions

I was chatting with an old friend via email this morning, and we were discussing song lyrics. It’s a favorite topic of mine, because I’ve always wanted to write them. After all, they’re just a hugely abbreviated form of writing. Mini Flash Fiction, with poetry thrown in.… Read the post


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