…a lot of work. And I don’t just mean that bit about sitting down at the typewriter!
It’s coming up with a plot with beats, scenes, conflicts, and resolution. It’s a theme. It’s characters with whom your reader can empathize (or despise!). Which genre do you intend to write to. What novel type will you use. Which point-of-view would best suit the story. How a story is structured. The difference between a panster and a planner. Style sheets. Outlines. And the resources to answer more of your questions.
NOTE: A subscription section on writing is coming that will go much deeper into the mechanics of writing, bringing it all together in one place and saving you time hunting throughout the Internet or reading a few thousand books.
Cute Synonyms, or English is Such a Rich, Rich Language
Cute Synonyms, or English is Such a Rich, Rich Language” explores the example of cute, i.e., the many ways in which a reader can interpret (mis-interpret) an English word.
“Literary Device” is the use of language and greater creativity with figures of speech, plots, themes, characters, and more.
“Literary Elements” is the structure of writing: character, plot, point-of-view, setting, style, and theme.
Plot, Its Beats and Devices
“Plot, Its Beats and Devices exposes the plot and incites the crisis as you plow through hooks, devices, beats, and more in this Writing tip from KD Did It before you climax into a resolution.
Point-of-View and Perspective are Intertwined Yet Distinct
“Point-of-View and Perspective are Intertwined Yet Distinct” discusses the difference between the two along with a long list of the possible POVs from which you can choose.
Writing & Reading: Genres
“Writing & Reading: Genres” is a quick look at the main genres and their subgenres along with definitions and examples.
Anatomy of Writing Ideas and Resources
Writing Ideas and Resources uses the same table format as Behind the Scenes of Your Author Website, Formatting Tips, Grammar Explanations, Properly Punctuated, and Word Confusions, incorporating general definitions and rules with a table of contents of the post contents. It also uses a color hierarchy to organize sub-topics while noting style guide specifics, pertinent rules, and examples of how that topic is used.
This list is in no way complete, and I’d love it if you’d send your own suggestions and comments…I don’t necessarily promise to include them, but…
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