Saturday, December 12, 2015

Saturday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Janice Hardy

One of the more obvious forms of telling is the when statement. These phrases slip into the prose because the author knows what happens and describes the scene with that knowledge. Problem is, they usually convey too much in the wrong sequence, so that "when" sucks all the show out of the sentence.

If you're getting "it feels told" feedback, try checking your scene for when. Is your protagonist stating her motivations before she acts? Does the chronology feel out of whack? When statements can give the text a detached feel, as if the protagonist is explaining things after the fact and not actually participating in them. It slips into telling, even though it might feel like showing because it's describing action. 

Look for sentences such as... 

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  • How To Choose Your Author Name by Randy Ingermanson
  • 7 First Draft Dilemmas — Fixed! - Writers Write
  • Two Women Writers Convince Me to Experiment on Wattpad . . . | Notes from An Alien
  • Stereotypical Perspectives "There are so many literary rules—not to mention PC guidelines—we’re afraid of breaking."
  • Guide to Titles: Book Titles, Article Titles, and More
  • Author-Editor Collaboration: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - The Book Designer
  • Discovering Our Writing Processes | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  • 7 Tips On Emotional Storytelling, Pixar-Style, From The Writer Of “Inside Out” And “The Good Dinosaur”
  • Social Customer Service: How to Care for Customers With Social Media Social Media Examiner
  • What Should Authors Expect to Earn? | The Passive Voice |
  • Fiction University: "When" Are You Telling? The Trouble with When Statements
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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