Posted on November 13, 2023 at 9:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The publishing experts we follow have plenty of craft advice to offer.
Here are the ones that we thought were can't-miss for our authors:
How to show meaningful character action in dialogue scenes: C.S. Lakin explains how to avoid writing scenes with "talking heads" — that is, characters who aren't anything more than a disembodied voice (Live Write Thrive).
The lady of adventure: Becca Puglisi breaks down this character type and trope and describes how to challenge and put a twist on them (Writers Helping Writers).
Four paths to redeeming your villain: Puglisi also provides advice on another kind of character — the villain who can nevertheless tug on a reader's heartstrings (Anne R. Allen's Blog ... with Ruth Harris).
What is gothic horror in fiction?: You might recognize this genre when you see it, but Moriah Richard helps you create it, should you so choose (Writer's Digest).
Sometimes, imagining a better world is terrifying: Kelsey Allagood reflects on why humans (and writers) turn to cynical narratives and why she encourages them to do the opposite and show or tell a better future is, in fact, possible (Writer Unboxed).
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