This is one of the sections that I’ll be addressing! In this section, I’ll be writing about:
- Description, Action and Dialogue
- Reader’s attention
- Showing and Telling
If you want me to write about anything else, comment below, or ask in the Forum!
Discovering How You Write is a series of ideas I’ve come up with to help you find out how best you write. Everyone writes differently, so certain styles, genres etc. that work brilliantly for someone won’t be so good for someone else. These posts try to both help you find out how best you write, and, if you want to get better at another type of writing, help you improve!
Description, Action and Dialogue: In these posts, I’ll give you exercises to do with how you write descriptively, with action and conversations. Some people find it easier to tell a story through speech. Others find it easy to describe the setting. Others enjoy telling the readers about what the characters are doing. Some people will find a blend of two or three. (Personally, I’ve never been good at description. I work best with dialogue — probably because I’m a chatterbox!)
Genres: In these posts, I’ll give you exercises to do with different types of genres. Some people will prefer certain genres over others. I, for example, adore fantasy, but couldn’t write a horror book to save my life. If you ever want an exercise about a certain genre, comment, email or post in the Forum!
Persons: In these posts, I’ll give you exercises to do with different persons (i.e. first, second and third). First person is the ‘I/we’ form, second person is the ‘you’ form, and third person is the ‘He/she/it/they’ form.
Reader’s Attention: In these posts, I’ll give you exercises to do with how you can keep your reader’s attention.
Scenes: In these posts, I’ll give you exercises to do with writing different types of scenes.
Showing and Telling: If you’ve ever gone to a writing club or looked at another writing blog, you’ll likely have heard the phrase ‘show don’t tell’. But what does this mean? Is it really the best way to go? Find out in these blog posts!
I’ll also be writing posts about the other main sections:
- Getting To Know Your Characters
- Writer’s Block Cures
- Writer’s Jargon Dictionary
- Books and Websites for Help with Writing
to explain what sections I’ll be going through.
(There isn’t a link to the last one yet because I haven’t posted it.)