Hi everyone! A few neat things going on, so I just wanted to touch base and toss a few links your way. First up, you can find me over at Romance University, talking about Emotional Description: 3 Common Problems with Show & Tell. If critique feedback indicates you "tell" the reader your character's emotions, or you show too much of them, or do both at once, this is the article for you!
Second, You may remember an older series called The Seven Deadly Sins Of Novel Writing. Well, for whatever reason, it went viral this week on Tumblr, so I thought I'd post again in case any readers missed it when it originally aired:
SIN #1: Low Stakes
SIN # 2: Counterfeit Characters
SIN # 3: Missing the Mark on Voice & POV
SIN #4: Plot Snafus
SIN #5: Flat Wordsmithing
SIN #6: Dialogue Disaster
SIN #7: Too Much Information
BONUS SIN: Disappointing The Reader
Finally, we are creeping ever closer to being able to give you a release date for The Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Flaws and The Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Positive Character Attributes. Covers are being made, editing is well underway and right now it is looking like September will be the magic month. As we did with The Emotion Thesaurus, we'll be giving a "sneak peek" of the Flaw Thesaurus in the very next Newsletter, so if you haven't subscribed, here's the LINK!
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!