Tips organized by topic
Read about me
Editing Services
Get handouts, worksheets, and workbooks
Read Testimonials

Writing Tip Index

Below is an archive of sorts of my writing tips, organized by topic, along with a couple articles I refer writers to. If you find any broken links, please let me know in the comments so I can fix them. 


Backstory
Breaking Writing Rules Right: "Don't Use Flashbacks"
How to Dump Info without Info-Dumping (Shallee McArthur)

Beginning
Believability
Brainstorming

 Breaking Writing Rules
Characters

Conflict

Context
Description
Dialogue

Editing

 Emotion

 Feedback
Flashbacks

Foils
Grammar and Punctuation
Humor

 Lifestyle
Micro-Concepts
Mystery

Originality

Outlining

Plot and Structure

Point of View
Breaking Writing Rules Right: "Don't Use Filter Words"  
Publishing
Reader's Experience
Relationships
Appealing to Wonder Powerfully in the Modern Age  
Writing Food Scenes  
Common Mistakes When Working with Light Sources  
Sequels
The Most Important Part of Sequels and Retellings 
Scenes
Shock/Dark Content
Showing
Stakes
Style
Breaking Writing Rules Right: "Don't Use Filter Words"  
How to Use the Thesaurus Properly
5 Tricks that Help with Hooks
How Structure Affects Pacing
How Often Should I "Refresh" a Pronoun? 
When and How to Weaken a Passage  
Fluttering 
When Descriptions Turn Boring . . . (And How to Fix Them) 
Annoyance vs. Resonance--One Small Difference
Subtext
Summary
Surprise

Suspense

Teasers
Working with Teasers

Telling

Temptations

Tension

Theme
Tone
Undercurrents

Vague Writing
Voice
Well-being
Worldbuilding

Writer's Block
Young Writers

11 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Hey, glad you like the index, Emma! Thanks for visiting!

      Delete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Visited for the 1st time from a DF mail. Wow. Great blog.
    Just one small problem with it...
    I don't like to say it...
    Oh, here goes...
    I'm going to have to stop writing for a while to read everything!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Tim! Welcome.

      Haha, that made me laugh!

      Well, I hope the reading is helpful to you!

      Delete
  4. I think this the best writer’s blog going and it keeps getting bigger and better. I read every new article and come here for inspiration when I’m stuck on a topic. With 400+ topics, I wonder if it might be possible to get a key word search to go with the index. I'll keep visiting and recommending either way.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Tim,

      Thank you so much! Thanks for making my day :D

      There is a search feature--at the top of the webpage, you should see a light blue magnifying glass button. Click (or double click) and it will pull down a search bar. I can see how it might be tricky to find though--something I'll think about.

      Thank you for recommending people to my blog. :D Have a great day! Thanks for reading!

      Delete
    2. I went ahead and added a search sidebar as well. Thanks for the feedback.

      Delete
    3. Silly me - how did i miss the blue one! Never mind, the new search sidebar jumps out to me more. Thanks.

      Delete
  5. so many great posts!!! I want to read them all :)

    ReplyDelete

I love comments :)