How to Give Your Narration Flavor

Readers frequently talk about the style or narrative flavor of authors they enjoy. They'll say, "That sounds like something __ wrote," or "This reminded me of ___" or "The tone of that was flat." But sometimes, we authors we sometimes don't know what gives us our writing voice. What makes writing sound different or interesting … Continue reading How to Give Your Narration Flavor

Yelling, Wailing, and Other Issues with Tone #amwriting #atozchallenge

During this A to Z challenge, we've touched on all sorts of topics, from reading to blogging to how to deal with humor in your story. But we haven't talked that much about dialogue and the various tones involved: yelling, whispering, crying, wailing, etc. We often rely on dialogue tags to convey this information, using "she … Continue reading Yelling, Wailing, and Other Issues with Tone #amwriting #atozchallenge

Writing That Scene: A House to Let, Part Four

In the format of a non-traditional critique, Writing that Scene examines the fundamentals of what it takes to capably convey a scene to one’s readers. The opinion expressed is my own, and other readers’ opinions may and will differ. This week, we’ll finish looking at A House to Let, a short story project by Charles … Continue reading Writing That Scene: A House to Let, Part Four