Wright’s Writing Corner: Payload Moment Reboot– Part One

Payload:             Every scene/fight/sex scene should have some moment that moves the plot along or heightens awareness, drawing the reader into something greater. Villains should reveal something important during a fight, and romantic partners should learn more about each other or reveal secrets. Also, every character should have at least one paragraph/scene where they reveal…

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Wright’s Writing Corner: Dickens’ Trick

  Dickens' Trick: Using action in description: “There is not just a kettle on the fire, it is boiling over.” "Horses at the cab stands are steaming in the cold and stamping. When people enter a room they are sneezing or hiding something in their pockets." Hmm…this one is hard to write about because, while…

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Wright’s Writing Corner: Open Active!

  Next in our series of posts expanding on my Writing Tips list, we have: Open active:              Start scene with changes underway and then explain how you got there…unless change are significant. First: what do I mean by openings? In this case, I mean the beginnings to new scenes and chapters. Much of this…

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Wright’s Writing Corner: Interior Dialogue

Interior Dialogue:  Readers don't trust dialogue.  Have your characters think, and have what they think be juxtaposed to the dialogue, showing a new angle. This one I learned the hard way. When I first started writing novels, I was under the impression that the best writing was like a screen play, all dialogue. So, I…

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