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|Check out my new poem entitled "Women's Day."|
|Have you heard of Writer's Relief? |
I'm looking for opinions. They basically verify formatting and send out the query letters to agents, so authors can concentrate on their writing.
Opinions? Have you worked with them?
|Hey everyone, |
I'm looking for immediate reviews of my Chimera query letter. For any immediate review, I will give a minimum of 1000 gps.
Let me pull out my gp wallet!
Expiration: Thursday, February 16, 2017
|A good way to avoid what I need to really be doing is look for a prompt. I found one at The Writer's Cramp, and here are the results. |
It's worth a chuckle or two.
|Hey guys, |
Any trial attorneys out there? Defense lawyers?
|I am writing a cover letter for Baen Books and don't seem to be able to find a person to address it to -- an actual name. Does anyone know who works at Baen Books? Thank you!|
|Hi folks, |
What are your tricks for helping your reader care about your character?
Taking time to help someone or something is one trick, but maybe you have others?
|Your answers are spot on the mark. Here is a bit more about my question. It concerns a novel. It seems to me that I think more about the plot than the characters even though they each have their own personal history. |
I have a widowed policeman who is a father and working on a crime. He's an older middle-aged fellow - balding, pot-bellied. He adores his daughter. He has a partner in whom he totally trusts. He has a thing for old black and white movies because he used to watch them with his wife.
At the beginning of the novel, he réponds to a crime scene. The first chapter is responding to the crime scene and working at the crime scene.
|Inner Thoughts versus Telling |
Anyone who has been on WDC for more than a day has heard: Show Don’t Tell, but what about inner thoughts?
When we think, we use the verb to be all the time, and sometimes, a scene is lived by only one character; thus, predominately inner thoughts: no dialogue, a few actions, but mainly thoughts. Inner thoughts are needed to dive into the character’s mind and learn who he is.
Thus the difficulty.
How do you handle inner thoughts and assure the proper balance to avoid being accused of telling?
Please share your experience and wisdom,