Last weekend I braved Auckland's public transport system to spend the day surrounded by fellow New Zealand writers. I was only there for half the conference, but I learned a lot (and got to catch up with fellow Litopian @Robinne Weiss too!). Rather than keep these learnings to myself, here are...
I recently wrote a blog about the tricks I use to communicate strange and complex ideas when writing. While I've learnt many of these from my experience in business writing, I've also found that they've come in handy for speculative fiction writing too (and in some instances vice...
The best fiction writing tips I've received (so far)
1. Show, don't tell
2. Avoid adverbs
3. Rethink passive voice
4. Edit out filter words
5. Vary sentence length
6. Look out for repetitive starts
7. Recognise your overused words
8. Make dialogue count
What are the best...
Most if not all touched on at some time or other by @AgentPete in Pop-Ups.
Lawd gimme strength. Lawd give you strength too.
Note also, she listened to herself and not her mother.