Writing Lessons: Table of Contents

Step 1: Create Dynamic Characters

Step 2: Create Key Plot Points Using the 3-act Structure

Step 3: Decide Point-of-View and Perspective

Step 4: Learn Basic Writing Techniques (and Novice Mistakes)

          1)  24 Sentence Patterns Used by Pros

          2)  Active vs. Passive Verbs

          3)  Action vs. Dialogue Tags

          4)  Worst Words—Omit Them!

          5)  Show, Don’t Tell

          6)  Specific Details & Research

          7)  Sensory Details

          8)  Flashbacks vs. Info Dumps

          9)  Characterization: Direct vs. Indirect

        10)  Story Structure Styles

        11)  Dialogue vs. Narrative Passages

        12)  Invoking Emotional Responses

        13)  Avoid Adverbs

        14)  Figurative Language

        15)  Poetic Techniques for Fiction Writers

Step 5: Craft Riveting Dialogue and Scenes

Step 6: Write Your Novel, Story or Screenplay

Step 7: Revise and Edit

Step 8: Traditional vs. Self-Publishing

 

Future Posts to Come:

Steps to Building a Platform aka Marketing

Steps to Finding an Agent

Steps to Writing a Query Letter

Steps to Self-Publish

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