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Character Development: Using your Character’s Thoughts

When I give character development writing workshops, I discuss the five ways you can show character as express your character’s personality: Appearance Actions Words (dialect, vocabulary, etc.) Perceptions Thoughts Showing a character’s thoughts in well-timed doses can illuminate and help … Continue reading

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Writing: Using Sensory Details to Enhance or Alter the Mood of a Scene

As part of my writing process, I mentally enter each scene and imagine how my characters are experiencing it through each of their five senses (sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch). I then weave the description into the prose (without … Continue reading

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The Writing Process: Example of a Final Draft

  If you are new to this website, I have been writing a series of blog posts about the writing process. During one of those posts, I gave an example of a pre-draft using one of my earlier drafts of … Continue reading

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Recap of The Writing Process Posts

Over the past month, I have posted a few articles on my blog about the writing process. If you missed them, here they are: The Writing Process: Part 1 – Getting Your Inspiration The Writing Process: Part 2 – The … Continue reading

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The Writing Process Part 10 – Read Your Manuscript Out Loud

Don’t neglect the last, and most important step in the writing process: reading your work out loud. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked via Twitter: “Mrs. @mbweston, what’s your writing process?” To answer his question, I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Writing Process Part 9 – Dealing With Critique

Handling criticism is one of the most important parts of creating a great story. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked via Twitter: “Mrs. @mbweston, what’s your writing process?” To answer his question, I’ve been writing a series … Continue reading

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The Writing Process Part 8 – Using Advance Readers

Your most valuable writing asset isn’t your computer, grammar knowledge, or storytelling ability. It’s your arsenal of advance readers. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked via Twitter: “Mrs. @mbweston, what’s your writing process?” To answer his question, … Continue reading

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