Friday Five: March 30 Edition

Never trust the artist. Trust the tale.–D.H. Lawrence

Writing is a sweet, wonderful reward… –Franz Kafka

Perfect your writing voice from Novel Girl: “Voice is the writing style of an author. It is how they combine small-scale choices such as syntax and diction with big-picture aspects such as characterisation and plot development. As an amateur author, it’s one of the hardest aspects of what we do. After all, agents and editors often say that voice is one of the first things they look for when they read the first line, the first page, of a manuscript.”

How to Learn the Craft from Nicholas Sparks: “Learning to write is like learning anything else, and can be broken down into three general parts.” (The three parts are read, research and write.)

7 Steps to Making Great Sex by Jo-Ann Carson: “In essence, a good sex scene is usually dialogue with physical details.”

Round out your characters with contradictions by Roz Morris

Put your reader in your POV character’s skin by Margie Lawson

Published by tianajohnson90

I am an oil-and-water combination of humor, ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, procrastination, and drive. I am an aspiring romance novelist who writes by the seat of her pants. Waging and sometimes winning a daily battle with procrastination, plots, characters, and the day job.

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