Tag: Writing

Show, Don’t Tell: Using Deep POV to Hook Your Reader

We’ve all heard the “show, don’t tell” admonition. But what exactly does it mean? And if you’ve already said your protagonist was afraid because she heard a scary noise under the bed, why isn’t that enough? In this presentation, we’ll learn the difference between showing and telling, see how to get deep into your characters’…

By jaywhistler September 22, 2021 Off

Done With NaNoWriMo? Take a Netflix Study Break

Like many of my friends, you may have just finished NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, which (if you’re not familiar with it) is that glorious time of year when writers purposely impose upon themselves, right at the beginning of the holiday season, an insanely ambitious deadline to write an entire novel of at least…

By jaywhistler December 1, 2018 Off

Grammar Rant 10/18/2018

“Be quiet!” she hissed. “I hate you!” he hissed. “You’re evil!” she hissed. “Stop whispering, Susan,” he hissed in my ear as we hid in the closet from the knife-wielding psycho-killer. Today on my blog, allow me to introduce a weekly feature, “Grammar Rant,” wherein I discuss some of my pet peeves in grammar, things…

By jaywhistler October 18, 2018 Off