If your character gets cut off from what they’re saying, use an em-dash not an ellipsis… here’s a fantastic graphic to remind you when to use them 🙂
It is with great pleasure that I announce THE HUMAN CONDITION — the first anthology published by Infinite Pathways Press celebrating those Canadians who participated in the many and varied writing contests held on this website since it’s inception in… Read More ›
I just came across this wonderful little infographic that really hits home on an important point – honing your scenes to make sure A) they’re necessary and B) they’re doing all you need them to 🙂 Happy Editing!
One of the biggest things to remember when you’re writing fiction is to keep your paragraphs relatively short. Why? When someone opens a print book they don’t want to see a long line of unbroken text covering most of… Read More ›
Whether your book takes place in today’s world, the future, or some entirely unique realm, it’s imperative that your reader get a sense of location and the expectations for that ‘world’ ASAP. If you write literary fiction, a block of… Read More ›
When it comes to a first draft many writers prefer to just ‘get it out’ – like verbal diarrhea (euww). But it’s often easier to fine-tune and fix things in a second draft than trying to get every sentence and… Read More ›