Today we're talking about dialogue (HA) here on WFW with my fellow Tall Poppy Writer Katie Rose Guest Pryal. We all love to read great dialogue, and though we all write differently, there are pitfalls we can all avoid! Here's how Katie tackles the dialogue in her novels! Remember, when it comes to writing advice, please take what what you need and leave the rest. Welcome Katie to WFW and … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Writing Around Your Dialogue by Author Katie Rose Guest Pryal
Today, my friend and friend to all writers, Sally Koslow is giving us her secret sauce for writing success! Sally hails from the world of magazines (where she was a big-time editor, until she wasn't (read Little Pink Slips). Today, Sally uses her talent to write novels but she keeps magazines close to her heart and the lessons she learned, right at hand. Please welcome Sally Koslow back to … [Read more...] about Guest Post: 4 Book Writing Secrets by Author Sally Koslow
This has been a busy week. It's been so busy that I'm actually writing my Sunday post on Sunday! The quote above is one that I keep in front of me while I'm writing my first drafts. I try to make sure that each character has a purpose in a scene, even if it's subtle. I guess that's true for life as well. I wonder if Vonnegut knew that when he came up with this. I mean, I try to make … [Read more...] about The Writing Life #6
Please welcome novelist and humorist Molly D. Campbell to WFW today as she talks to us about the rules of writing! If you have any thoughts or examples to share, please do so in the comments! Amy xo I am a published author, so that makes me an authority on writing things, doesn’t it? There are rules to follow. I try to follow them. One rule that has me flummoxed is the … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Author Molly D. Campbell Kills Her Darlings And Lets Us Watch!