Some stories start too soon. But what does that mean and what can you do about it?
A lot of writers (including me) have written about using the 5 senses (taste, touch, smell, sound and sight) to create believable and textured worlds in storytelling. And here I am again, to reiterate how important it is to bring a world to life in multiple ways! Not only does it help to give theContinue reading “Using ‘5 senses’ to reveal character”
How much research is “enough research” when writing fiction?
Part 1: Making Voices Distinctive Part 2: Accents and Dialect Now that we’ve covered some basic on making your characters sound like individuals, let’s move onto some of the fun stuff – using the voices of your characters to demonstrate relationships and reveal (or conceal) elements of the story! When should your characters sound alike?Continue reading “Creating Character Voice, Part 3: Revealing Story through Voice”
See Part 1: Making voices distinctive Writing distinctive character voices sometimes means writing people who have accents. This is an area of writing fraught with challenge, because it’s so easy to overdo the dialect – and to fall into stereotyped phrases and representations. PG Wodehouse always writes dialect and accent hilariously, even if he isContinue reading “Creating Character Voice, Part 2: Accents and dialect”
Part one of a three-part examination on how to create character voices in your writing.