Writing Techniques

The place to exchange thoughts and ask for help on writing technique
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Normal Topic Chapter Length
Started By Anna
13 120
I try to give myself a lower limit for chapter length, as I occasionally ...View
Latest poster: K.S. Crooks 1 day ago
Normal Topic Describing a face...
Started By Benjamin86
14 120
Thanks for your responses all. Certainly been interesting reading them. ...View
Latest poster: Benjamin86 14 days ago
Normal Topic oops
Started By jkdavies
0 53
please delete, created by mistakeView
Latest poster: jkdavies 16 days ago
Normal Topic Switching tense in a novel
Started By JeanieD
39 227
JT, that sounds pretty much like what I've been trying to do: getting the ...View
Latest poster: JeanieD 26 days ago
Normal Topic Can reading poor-quality fiction help your writing?
Started By Gus
15 140
As an earlier post said, I agree that the educational benefits of reading ...View
Latest poster: Gus 26 days ago
Normal Topic Those asterisks.
Started By newbie author
11 89
Oh yes, I see that, EmmaD! Thank you for all your valuable tips, great ...View
Latest poster: newbie author not the real Newbie 27 days ago
Normal Topic What is narrative non-fiction?
Started By Penworthy
9 95
Definitely. Loved 'Vulcan 607'View
Latest poster: Daedalus 29 days ago
Normal Topic Has anyone use Beemgee?
Started By Undiscovered Adventures
0 47
Hi All, Has anyone use Beemgee? It's an online tools for authors ...View
Latest poster: Undiscovered Adventures 1 month ago
Normal Topic The importance of a 'main character'
Started By Gus
14 92
'Main' character Xanthe is involved in (or at least present for) 20% of ...View
Latest poster: Gus 1 month ago
Normal Topic Question re VOICE of 1st-person narrator
Started By JeanieD
19 192
"an all or nothin' gal." This post was partly about that - about what ...View
Latest poster: EmmaD 1 month ago
Normal Topic Importance of pace after dramatic opening
Started By Groggy
20 139
Thanks. I'll do that now :)View
Latest poster: Groggy 1 month ago
Normal Topic Thoughts on 'head hopping'
Started By Groggy
29 223
I never change back-and-forth between points of view within one scene. ...View
Latest poster: Gus 2 months ago
Normal Topic Crime Writers' Casebook
Started By Philippa
4 77
I can certainly endorse that. I asked Stuart some questions after your ...View
Latest poster: RichardB 2 months ago
Normal Topic Blurb
Started By falcieri
3 86
Hi falcieri You could post draft blurbs in the "critique" section ...View
Latest poster: Philippa 2 months ago
Normal Topic Dive in with both feet or meticulously plan it first?
Started By MosquitoFB6
20 560
For my MS I had a fairly good idea of what the (fantasy/sci-fi) world was ...View
Latest poster: Gus 2 months ago
Normal Topic Creating a Timeline for a book series
Started By M. L. Bull
11 239
Excel spreadsheets are your friend.View
Latest poster: Barb 2 months ago
Normal Topic Alternative retreats
Started By falcieri
0 71
I run my own business that's separate to my writing. That means switching ...View
Latest poster: falcieri 2 months ago
Normal Topic Grammar help with em dashes please!
Started By Benjamin86
8 114
Emma, Thanks for your advice - I've actually gone with your ...View
Latest poster: Benjamin86 2 months ago
Normal Topic Father, Dad, etc.
Started By Wattyd
5 110
Thanks for all your help. I hadn't thought that Dad is just as much a name ...View
Latest poster: Wattyd 2 months ago
Normal Topic Word count?
Started By OxfordWriter
6 103
Thanks. I'd seen blogs and articles etc that were giving similar numbers ...View
Latest poster: OxfordWriter 2 months ago
Normal Topic Chapter length?
Started By Willow
13 114
If possible, I'd also like to read it, Richard. I'd start with the 10,000 ...View
Latest poster: Hilly 2 months ago
Normal Topic That damned synopsis
Started By RichardB
3 90
Nice one! Thanks RichardView
Latest poster: Philippa 3 months ago
Normal Topic Grammarly etc.
Started By GinnyBitters
16 433
Hi Baz, sure, thanks. Definitely interesting to know what help can these ...View
Latest poster: Undiscovered Adventures 3 months ago
Normal Topic Advice for writing love scenes
Started By A.R. Carpenter
12 364
... Unless you are doing erotica in which case it's no holes barred. ...View
Latest poster: Rae 3 months ago
Normal Topic 11 Smart Tips for Writing!
Started By Ramandeep08
0 105
To sound smart, you must stop trying to sound smart. Brilliant writing is ...View
Latest poster: Ramandeep08 3 months ago