Writing Techniques

The place to exchange thoughts and ask for help on writing technique
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Normal Topic Thoughts on 'head hopping'
Started By Groggy
29 114
I never change back-and-forth between points of view within one scene. ...View
Latest poster: Gus 11 hours ago
Normal Topic Crime Writers' Casebook
Started By Philippa
4 24
I can certainly endorse that. I asked Stuart some questions after your ...View
Latest poster: RichardB 4 days ago
Normal Topic Blurb
Started By falcieri
3 42
Hi falcieri You could post draft blurbs in the "critique" section ...View
Latest poster: Philippa 8 days ago
Normal Topic Dive in with both feet or meticulously plan it first?
Started By MosquitoFB6
20 466
For my MS I had a fairly good idea of what the (fantasy/sci-fi) world was ...View
Latest poster: Gus 10 days ago
Normal Topic Creating a Timeline for a book series
Started By M. L. Bull
11 139
Excel spreadsheets are your friend.View
Latest poster: Barb 11 days ago
Normal Topic Alternative retreats
Started By falcieri
0 34
I run my own business that's separate to my writing. That means switching ...View
Latest poster: falcieri 14 days ago
Normal Topic Grammar help with em dashes please!
Started By Benjamin86
8 66
Emma, Thanks for your advice - I've actually gone with your ...View
Latest poster: Benjamin86 17 days ago
Normal Topic Father, Dad, etc.
Started By Wattyd
5 69
Thanks for all your help. I hadn't thought that Dad is just as much a name ...View
Latest poster: Wattyd 20 days ago
Normal Topic Word count?
Started By OxfordWriter
6 60
Thanks. I'd seen blogs and articles etc that were giving similar numbers ...View
Latest poster: OxfordWriter 25 days ago
Normal Topic Chapter length?
Started By Willow
13 71
If possible, I'd also like to read it, Richard. I'd start with the 10,000 ...View
Latest poster: Hilly 25 days ago
Normal Topic That damned synopsis
Started By RichardB
3 50
Nice one! Thanks RichardView
Latest poster: Philippa 1 month ago
Normal Topic Grammarly etc.
Started By GinnyBitters
16 334
Hi Baz, sure, thanks. Definitely interesting to know what help can these ...View
Latest poster: Undiscovered Adventures 1 month ago
Normal Topic Advice for writing love scenes
Started By A.R. Carpenter
12 275
... Unless you are doing erotica in which case it's no holes barred. ...View
Latest poster: Rae 1 month ago
Normal Topic Wanted .... Gullible but highly skilled book doctor.
Started By OFP
12 175
Working away again this week. I am awe-struck by the depth of the crit and ...View
Latest poster: OFP 1 month ago
Normal Topic 11 Smart Tips for Writing!
Started By Ramandeep08
0 60
To sound smart, you must stop trying to sound smart. Brilliant writing is ...View
Latest poster: Ramandeep08 1 month ago
Normal Topic 'you', 'her' or 'one'?
Started By Sana
4 78
Hi Phillippa - thanks so much for the detailed feedback!View
Latest poster: Sana 2 months ago
Normal Topic Opening sentences
Started By Suzi
23 1020
'If there's one thing I've learnt in the past 15 years, it's this; that ...View
Latest poster: Catasshe 3 months ago
Normal Topic Sending your drafts to an e-reader
Started By A.R. Carpenter
8 125
Haven't got one of those either View
Latest poster: MosquitoFB6 3 months ago
Normal Topic A query re critiques
Started By MosquitoFB6
13 168
Okeydoke, I've set up the ...View
Latest poster: MosquitoFB6 4 months ago
Normal Topic Stuck on going forward and need some advice
Started By A.R. Carpenter
5 103
A.R. if it's any consolotation I think - in general - one finds the right ...View
Latest poster: Giselle 4 months ago
Normal Topic Crime/Court Writing
Started By crumpets
10 280
My daughter is a custody officer at a sheriff court in Scotland, if ...View
Latest poster: A.R. Carpenter 4 months ago
Normal Topic Filtering and 3rd Person POV
Started By Berks
27 217
I get the point about the flashback, Berks. 14k of history via dialogue ...View
Latest poster: BellaM 4 months ago
Normal Topic Writing a coming of age novel
Started By literaryloverholly
12 179
It took a moment (only) to realise she was in a student share. ' I’m ...View
Latest poster: Hilly 4 months ago
Normal Topic Chapter-by-Chapter Critiques
Started By Jaxx
13 186
Oh hello everyone! Thanks again for taking the time to reply. ...View
Latest poster: Jaxx 5 months ago
Normal Topic I've Been Hit by a Passive Comment
Started By Jenni Belsay
26 446
Thanks for the link, Berks. (I don't think posting it is frowned upon at ...View
Latest poster: Jenni Belsay 5 months ago