The WG2E Write Well Series: Active Writing Keeps Readers Engaged

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Please give a big ol’ WG2E Welcome to Bestselling Author Nancy Brandon, who’s treating us to the next edition of our WG2E Write Well Series. Take it away, Nancy… I enjoyed reading Tamara Ward’s May 23rd post on RG2E: “Redundant, Often Directional, Descriptions.” Ward’s post advises us that “Unnecessary words (often directional words) can really [...]

The WG2E Write Well Series: Creative Hunting

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Happy Sunday, WG2E-Land! Roy Street, Alicia’s fabulous other half, is treating us to a quirky fun take on filling our writing well with wonderful new ideas. Take it away, Roy… The creative process begins. Don’t you love it? There you are staring at a blank page. Nothing more frightening on one level. On another—nothing more [...]

The WG2E Write Well Series: Redundant, Often Directional, Descriptions

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Did your character just climb up a ladder or cross over a river? Eat a whole apple or set down her coffee mug on the table? Then it’s likely you’re bogging down your prose with unnecessary directional descriptions. I know I sure do. Unnecessary words (often directional words) can really clog up what could be [...]

The WG2E Write Well Series: Is Your Writing Drab or Full of Color?

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Happy Monday, WG2E-Land! Please give a big ol’ WG2E Welcome to L. Leander, who is continuing our WG2E Write Well Series. Take it away, L. … Does your writing seem lackluster?  Is it a little boring or colorless? Don’t worry, there’s hope for even the rank beginner.  All it takes is a few minutes of [...]

The WG2E Write Well Series: Writing The First Sentence or Two

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One of my greatest struggles is getting the beginning of a book right. The first sentence and paragraph, that first chapter – I write, rewrite, tweak, revise, scrap, rewrite, revise, repeat…! Unsurprisingly, I’m not alone. In each of the two writing workshops I’ve attended this year, sessions on beginning literary works were held. At the [...]