Oh no, another blog post about websites. I know. You can Google writing tips and get thousands of hits, and dozens of "Top X" lists. To hopefully save you some time, I am going to point you to a few websites that spoke to me as I clicked through these two collections: "100 Best Websites … Continue reading Websites for Writers
From DoveLyn Reid’s Blog: The beginning of Sword of Chaos
This is how my novel starts. At least in this draft. It could be a prologue as it occurs a few months before the main events of the story. However, as you will see, I have several scenes introducing characters and setting up for the “inciting incident” as it were. I might make the first chapter as a series of shorter scenes, like this, or several small chapters at the beginning.
Let me know what you think in the comments.
A thunderous crack of lightning awoke the darkness, and ripped the sky open. Two women, drapped in silken robes, struggled to stand in a small boat on the once still waters of Lake Nans. The rip loomed above them hemorrhaging chaos and swirling as it grew larger.
The younger woman chanted and moved her arms in great arcs, her fingers tracing out complex patterns as she held the rift…
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I am in the editing process, as you may have seen in my previous post, on my current novel, Sword of Chaos. I don’t think I need to tell you, but editing is not easy, especially editing your own work. Cutting out scenes, sentences, and even just words that you’ve labored over can be, well, downright traumatic.
Honestly, I’ve been putting it off a bit, too much, really.
While I have come up with some ideas to enhance certain scenes, enrich a character or subplot, I haven’t done much to actually edit the manuscript. Let’s just say progress is slow.
Part of me wants to make my story rich, with vivid characters and detailed scenes. But then there’s that little voice in me, taunting, Naw, it’s good enough. Who needs all that detail. You know the story.
And there’s the point.I know the story. But I want to…
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As you know, I have been collecting interesting links on the Blogs & Links page here at wwdoveStudio.com. As a service to my readers, I will also publish a periodic post (not sure how often, yet) with interesting or useful links. I hope you enjoy these new gems. Filler Words to Remove From Your Novel … Continue reading New Links for Writers
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