Creative Series III: Dialogue, Breathing Life Into Our Characters and Stories

Creative Series III: Dialogue, Breathing Life Into Our Characters and Stories

Dialogue is how we can allow our characters to breathe life into our story. It is important to allow our characters to “own” their part of the printed page. What do I mean by making this statement? What happens when we do not allow the voices and images that we have in our minds and […]

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Creative Series III: Action in our stories. Too Much or Too Little?

Creative Series III: Action in our stories. Too Much or Too Little?

Action is an important part of many stories. Normally, this scene is what many people envision as action. A majority of readers and often new writers, envision action involving war, death or some kind of danger. The description of action does not need to employ such techniques. Action is often used as a kind of […]

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Creative Series III: Perspective and Point of View. How Character Dialogue and Narrative Can Tell A Story

Creative Series III: Perspective and Point of View. How Character Dialogue and Narrative Can Tell A Story

Is any story is best told, when the author (or writer) is not telling YOU the story?

That choice is up to you, the writer. We are discussing specific techniques: Third person perspective, Second Person perspective and first person perspective.

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Creative Series III: Breathing Life Into Your Characters and Your Story

How does a writer breathe life into their story? People are the spice of life. Modern day storyteller/songwriters like Jim Croce and Harry Chapin were instrumental in exposing us for what we are – stories. They were part of a generation when many stories were told in song. It was a time that harkened back to ancient […]

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The Newest Peeve Post: “Peeved About Relatives”

The Newest Peeve Post: “Peeved About Relatives”

Click here to head over to my newest post! If you’re one of those people who has been feeling ransacked, waylaid and dismayed about your relatives, or their visits, this Peeve post is for you! In this post, I discuss many of the problems that happen, can happen or do happen to you when relatives […]

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