Category Archives: Fiction Writing Tips

Writing Dialogue, Part 2: What Speech Reveals

Do you struggle with writing dialogue that feels both believable and profitable to your story? You’re not the only one! It doesn’t always come naturally, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. This is the second of three articles in … Continue reading

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Writing Dialogue, Part One: How People Talk

How do people talk? People don’t talk like each other, and they definitely don’t talk the way many authors write them. As a writer, you’ve likely had it hardwired into your brain that you need to use proper grammar and … Continue reading

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Point of View: Taking Advantage of Viewpoint to Deepen Fiction

Earlier this fall, we identified eight common viewpoints and three questions to help you choose one for your story. Do you know how to use your chosen POV effectively in your writing? Whether you’re starting a new draft or revising … Continue reading

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Point of View: 3 Questions to Help You Choose a Viewpoint

So you know what the most common viewpoints are, but how do you decide which to use for your story? Whose thoughts should you share? Does past tense or present tense make more sense? Which perspective will add that special … Continue reading

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Point of View: 8 Examples of Common Forms

What is point of view? Simply put, it’s the lens through which a story is told. In general, it considers three things: person (first, second, or third), scope (objective, limited, or omniscient), and tense (past or present). Later this week, … Continue reading

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