Category Archives: Writers Workshop

Writers Workshop – Writing techniques, writing skills and tips on how to improve writing skills.

Writers Workshop – Oops, My Participle Is Dangling

This Writers Workshop post is covering a pesky, irksome thing called the dangling participle, or dangling modifier.  Now, I can just hear some of you grumbling…you hate grammar classes.  Hello, you’re a writer so you need to get this right … Continue reading

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Writers Workshop – Repetition, Repetition

This Writers Workshop post is about repetition in your prose.  I decided to post about this because of a show I recently saw called Bamazon.  A piece of the writing I found quite annoying and it bears on our writing … Continue reading

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Writers Workshop – A Great Ending And The Godfather

I’m wrapping up my Writers Workshop series with a focus on a great ending.  I’ve been using The Godfather as an example and this post is no different.  I wrote a post about how the critical the beginning of a … Continue reading

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Writers Workshop – A Great Beginning And The Godfather

In this Writers Workshop post I am focusing on a great beginning (if you missed it, read my last post, Writers Workshop – Editing And The Godfather).  The first line or two (or possibly paragraph) can make or break a … Continue reading

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Writers Workshop – Editing And The Godfather

As I continue my series on the writers workshop and The Godfather, I’m going to take a look at editing.  Ah, editing, the one thing many writers hate.  And for good reason.  It’s not fun to see your words get … Continue reading

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Writers Workshop – Characterization And The Godfather

In my continuing series of writing and The Godfather, I’d like to tackle the subject of characterization in writing.  In my first post, Writers Workshop – Show Don’t Tell And The Godfather, I talked about the need to show our … Continue reading

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Writers Workshop – Show Don’t Tell And The Godfather

I love The Godfather – both the book and the movie.  For a variety of reasons, both are near perfect examples of storytelling.  I thought since it’s the 40th anniversary of the movie release of The Godfather, I’d use the … Continue reading

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Writers Workshop – Character Development in Fiction

Character development in fiction is a critical part of making a story come alive.  Create great characters and readers will keep turning pages.  Create poorly developed characters and you risk your readers throwing your book away.  So what are some … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – The 10 Best Books For Writers

Let’s face it, it takes time for indie authors (or any author or writer) to learn how to write.  Most of us don’t write a great book the first time around.  We have to hone our craft.  In developing as … Continue reading

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Writers Workshop – How To Avoid Writing Cliches

I was recently reading some reviews on a book by an indie author and I was struck by how many reviewers said the author was writing clichés.  This was a mystery novel and many pointed out that clichés throughout the … Continue reading

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