More Drama, Less Action

I am currently getting feedback from my brilliant Beta readers on Bindcrafter, and the question as to whether certain sections are too slow has cropped up. But what do we mean by too slow? Assuming you haven’t added extraneous characters or plotlines which are frustrating to readers, most likely they mean it’s dragging. They don’t …

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More Drama, Less Action

I am currently getting feedback from my brilliant Beta readers on Bindcrafter, and the question as to whether certain sections are too slow has cropped up. But what do we mean by too slow? Assuming you haven’t added extraneous characters or plotlines which are frustrating to readers, most likely they mean it’s dragging. They don’t …

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Song Styles

This week, I heard a song on a television show I enjoy – The Blacklist, for the curious – that caught my attention.  I had to seek it out.  As soon as I heard the whole thing, I was hooked.  It appeals to the wanderer instinct, the rhyth…

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Wednesday Wanderings

A while back, I posted about how critiquing can be valuable for writers – not just the process of getting outside eyes on your work, but the act of reading critically, bringing your reactions together, and phrasing them in an effective manner.  To…

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Song Styles

I’ve always thought that song lyrics, out of context, can make excellent story prompts for writers.  For my flash / poetry boot camp, I took a line from a Rihanna song – “I’m lost, you’ve got me looking for the rest of me” – though I didn’t end up…

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