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The Art of Run-On Sentences

@EBohio He turned the corner too fast, and the tires slipped, and he gasped as the driver’s side tires picked up, and he knew he was in trouble. I just made that up, to show the form. It’s not from anything. Edit: “and he ...

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Changing layout in Scrivener for Windows

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How Do Rich Kids Dress These Days?

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Giving up genre…

@Rzero — I said that I DO prefer to read literary works, but I also like to expose myself to what else is out there. Still, after several attempts at writing genre, it’s not something I am going to continue with. At least for no...

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From mercenary to surrogate motherhood in a day?!

Character Development Question: I feel I’m rushing Geia’s development too quickly. She’s a mercenary, never had kids (though she has a husband who lives in a cottage) and chiefly keeps her emotions bottled even though she has a sensit...

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Am I forcing this?

Sounds like when I try to write a story before I have let it ferment long enough.I leave a story to be processed in my subconscious for a year or more. This way I can work out the logistical hurdles.Before I started doing this, I wrote myse...

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Can I get a crit on the back blurb for my indie pub novel?

Catrin Lewis said: ↑ Ironically, these are the questions I want the potential reader to ask, and buy the book to find out. Click to expand… But there’s a fine line between being too vague (not giving enough information) and be...

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Bad Jokes and Puns

Bad jokes, as it happens, are a plot point in my story. Here’s a short excerpt: Adelyn pulled her old coat around her, trying to ignore the ache in her lower back. Deciding to try for a little investigation, both to get answers and di...

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How can a novel stand on its own while serving as the 1st in a series?

I don’t know how you will do it. How I do it … I thought it was with planning. And then I wrote the stuff below, of what I really did, and yeah, planning is in there, but only in that “no plan survives your first revision&...

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‘…’ or “…” for dialogue

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