In honor of National Tell a Fairy Tale Day on the 26th (we’re celebrating a little early), we’ve compiled some fairy tales for you! We asked five editors to write a synopsis of one of their favorite fairy tales and then explain why they love it so much. To make things even more interesting, we had one editor write a fake synopsis. Most of the fairy tales are somewhat obscure. Can you guess which fairy tale is the fake one? There is a key at the end so you can check your guess and find out the titles of the fairy tales. [Read more…]
You might. But would you say that to your boss, even if it’s true?
Your audience always matters. [Read more…]
You’ve decided you’re ready for a writing group. But how do you find the right members for your critique sessions?
Writing buddies can boost your confidence or tear it apart. Before you assemble a random selection of writers, participate in some noncommittal dry run workshops. Pay attention to your potential group members’ personalities and critique styles before you set your group in stone. As you do, keep an eye out for these must-have qualities when vetting people for your writing group. [Read more…]
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When actors portray their character roles, they use facial expressions, vocal intonations and body language to convey the mood and tone that will convincingly interplay with their costars. Their goal is to connect with and captivate their audience. Similarly, as a writer, it is essential that you employ the right voice in your writing in order to connect with your readers and hold their attention. A little role-playing in your mind to access your target audience and set the scene in which you will speak to the reader is an effective way to find that voice. Here’s how: [Read more…]
Last year, I wrote a blog post about seven bad writing habits that often plague writers. In that post, I focused primarily on mistakes that impact new writers as they build their portfolios and gain experience in the industry: grammar gaffes, issues with mechanics, and passive voice reliance, to name a few.
However, bad writing habits don’t just fall into the domain of the newly initiated. Below, I explore seven more bad writing habits to which even the most experienced writers sometimes fall prey.
If you ask whether or not I know from personal experience, I’ll elect to plead the fifth. [Read more…]