Posts by R. M. Almeida

Creative Series IV: Planning, Outlining and Editing…A Second Set of Eyes

Welcome to the final leg of our journey as writers, authors, poets, scriptwriters, playwrights and authors. It is time to begin planning what we are going to write.

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

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,...

Creative Series III: The Creative Writer

Some of us DO have problems writing (or thinking of what or how we want to express ourselves) at times. The writing process, especially writing when you don't "feel" like writing or downright procrastinating about your writing can happen for all kinds of reasons. You could be feeling ill, emotional or just lazy. So as a writer, what do you do?

The Monster Awakens…

The Monster Awakens…

Okay, I have started the engine for 5Artz. My partner feels that we are ready to start and that I...

Peeved At Neighbors On Peeve

Peeved At Neighbors On Peeve

We love our neighbors, right? What about the times that we don’t? What is it that really ticks us off...

Creative Series II: The Pitfalls and Perils of Punctuation

If you’re like me, you might sometimes have problems with punctuation. Let’s talk about punctuation first, and what it is...