If you are doing omniscient, how do you do dialogue without head hopping? How do you make normal fiction writing dialogue work in omniscient? What a struggle. Because you can't head hop, you either have to integrate the thoughts into dialogue, or put it in your narrative as no-voice head hopping.
I read an example of a good sequel and a bad sequel. Might be able to learn something here if you want to write a good sequel. In the bad sequel, the sequel was nothing but filler. The beginning, good. The last two chapters, shocking. The middle twenty chapters were just a lot of filler … Continue reading Good Sequel, Bad Sequel: What can writers learn?
How does a writer come up with a story? This is a question non-writers ask me sometimes. How does it even happen? I think similar things about digital illustrators or cake chefs or sculptors. How do you even come up with the thing, right? How does it go from nothing to novel? As a writer, … Continue reading From Nothing to Novel: How a story is born
Poetry. Sometimes the days of fairy dust, / wishful wells and shooting stars, / love-filled ballrooms with chandeliers, / all but wither away and disappear.
Writing fiction can be an enjoyable delight, like a sunset blushing the sky. But it can also come with a prickly shadow, or have clouds rolling in, threatening a storm. Apart from all the technical worries like chapter length or character names, there's also these monsters that will climb out of the darkness, threatening you to give up: