We at WITS are so happy to have Margie back with us, after a too-long hiatus! Wisdom ahead!
Ready for two treats?
First Treat: This blog is loaded with examples of power, power, power. The kind of power that boosts your writing toward contracts and awards and bestseller lists.… Read the post
Writers know the cautions about backstory. I’d bet every basic how-to book for writers warns against overwhelming readers with too much backstory.
Backstory usually kills pacing.
Backstory usually kills momentum.
Backstory usually kills your chances with an agent or editor.… Read the post
When people talk, subtext happens.
You can’t say one word without sharing subtext.
Subtext for dialogue: The psychological message behind the words.
When the words and the subtext are incongruent, the truth is in the subtext.
In the real world, we factor in subtext all the time.… Read the post
Most writers know Show Don’t Tell, but sometimes they think they’re showing when they are telling.
Here’s my oh-so-easy check.
Read the sentence that you think SHOWS the reader something.
Ask yourself ---- What’s the Visual?
You may be surprised that the sentence doesn’t provide a visual.… Read the post
KUDOS to Fae and Laura and Orly and Jenny. WITS is THE BEST!
Ready to dive into a deep edit of a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author’s work?
Susan Donovan. Published by St. Martin’s, HQN, Amazon, Kensington, and Berkeley.… Read the post