WordSmith Musings, Writing

Learning to Write Again

I've been writing for years, so the idea of teaching myself the habit of writing seemed ridiculous. But, that is currently the dilemma I'm facing. As any author knows, writing changes over your lifetime. There are times where you can sit down and write for eight hours straight. And then there's times where you fit… Continue reading Learning to Write Again

Tips and Tricks, Writing

Quick Tip #1

Beware “turning” words, a word or phrase that helps shift your story to go in a new direction usually by telling rather than showing. A heavy reliance on them lends towards less action and less engagement with the reader.  Turning words to avoid: suddenly; then; out of nowhere; surprisingly; shockingly; seemed Examples:  Turning words: Suddenly,… Continue reading Quick Tip #1