Writing Techniques

The place to exchange thoughts and ask for help on writing technique
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Normal Topic Grammarly etc.
Started By GinnyBitters
17 589
Hi, Thank you for sharing your opinion on the Grammarly app. I ...View
Latest poster: SherryEdwards 14 hours ago
Normal Topic Nods to your favourite books and mentioning corporations
Started By T B Carter
4 46
Our own dear Moira (I have forgotten her screen name) has recently had a ...View
Latest poster: BellaM 1 day ago
Normal Topic Help writing a short story
Started By Mark
5 76
Hi Mark, Here's some courses you might consider: ...View
Latest poster: Philippa 2 days ago
Normal Topic Dual POV
Started By Philippa
4 136
Thanks, L. Much appreciated.View
Latest poster: Philippa 1 month ago
Normal Topic Spinning Plates
Started By MosquitoFB6
11 201
Just came across an app called Scrivener which allows situations like ...View
Latest poster: Casey 1 month ago
Normal Topic Transfering Scrivener from laptop to Mac
Started By Philippa
3 54
I have a similar but different question. I swing between Scrivener (great ...View
Latest poster: Casey 1 month ago
Normal Topic Describing a face...
Started By Benjamin86
15 247
I believe you can tell a person by their face. I have met several ...View
Latest poster: fudgetusk 2 months ago
Normal Topic Chapter Length
Started By Anna
13 239
I try to give myself a lower limit for chapter length, as I occasionally ...View
Latest poster: K.S. Crooks 2 months ago
Normal Topic oops
Started By jkdavies
0 106
please delete, created by mistakeView
Latest poster: jkdavies 3 months ago
Normal Topic Switching tense in a novel
Started By JeanieD
39 423
JT, that sounds pretty much like what I've been trying to do: getting the ...View
Latest poster: JeanieD 3 months ago
Normal Topic Can reading poor-quality fiction help your writing?
Started By Gus
15 231
As an earlier post said, I agree that the educational benefits of reading ...View
Latest poster: Gus 3 months ago
Normal Topic Those asterisks.
Started By newbie author
11 155
Oh yes, I see that, EmmaD! Thank you for all your valuable tips, great ...View
Latest poster: newbie author not the real Newbie 3 months ago
Normal Topic What is narrative non-fiction?
Started By Penworthy
9 146
Definitely. Loved 'Vulcan 607'View
Latest poster: Daedalus 3 months ago
Normal Topic Has anyone use Beemgee?
Started By Undiscovered Adventures
0 94
Hi All, Has anyone use Beemgee? It's an online tools for authors ...View
Latest poster: Undiscovered Adventures 4 months ago
Normal Topic The importance of a 'main character'
Started By Gus
14 149
'Main' character Xanthe is involved in (or at least present for) 20% of ...View
Latest poster: Gus 4 months ago
Normal Topic Question re VOICE of 1st-person narrator
Started By JeanieD
19 287
"an all or nothin' gal." This post was partly about that - about what ...View
Latest poster: EmmaD 4 months ago
Normal Topic Importance of pace after dramatic opening
Started By Groggy
20 227
Thanks. I'll do that now :)View
Latest poster: Groggy 4 months ago
Normal Topic Thoughts on 'head hopping'
Started By Groggy
29 372
I never change back-and-forth between points of view within one scene. ...View
Latest poster: Gus 5 months ago
Normal Topic Crime Writers' Casebook
Started By Philippa
4 138
I can certainly endorse that. I asked Stuart some questions after your ...View
Latest poster: RichardB 5 months ago
Normal Topic Blurb
Started By falcieri
3 143
Hi falcieri You could post draft blurbs in the "critique" section ...View
Latest poster: Philippa 5 months ago
Normal Topic Dive in with both feet or meticulously plan it first?
Started By MosquitoFB6
20 700
For my MS I had a fairly good idea of what the (fantasy/sci-fi) world was ...View
Latest poster: Gus 5 months ago
Normal Topic Creating a Timeline for a book series
Started By M. L. Bull
11 312
Excel spreadsheets are your friend.View
Latest poster: Barb 5 months ago
Normal Topic Alternative retreats
Started By falcieri
0 118
I run my own business that's separate to my writing. That means switching ...View
Latest poster: falcieri 5 months ago
Normal Topic Grammar help with em dashes please!
Started By Benjamin86
8 181
Emma, Thanks for your advice - I've actually gone with your ...View
Latest poster: Benjamin86 5 months ago
Normal Topic Father, Dad, etc.
Started By Wattyd
5 159
Thanks for all your help. I hadn't thought that Dad is just as much a name ...View
Latest poster: Wattyd 5 months ago