Ever have a great scene in your head, but when you write it all down, it seems flat? I’ve certainly been there. It can be frustrating to visualize everything, and even come up with a bunch of eloquent words that do absolutely nothing for the story.
A writer can show and tell all they want. But when a story feels dull, chances are the book will be placed on a shelf or table to collect dust. I certainly don’t want that. So I enlisted the trusty assistance of Google to help me figure out how to improve my scene.
Lucky enough, I found Continue reading “11 Steps for #Writing the Perfect Scene”
Gotta love the double negatives in the title. Especially in reference to the header image. 🙂
I for one, need editing. Without it how good could a work be? Unless, we’re like the guy from the Limitless movie, writers need editing and editors.
Grammatical errors, plot holes, and the like can turn off a reader. It’s like getting your mouth set for the popsicle in the freezer only to find your spouse ate it already. I don’t know of anyone who gets excited about Continue reading “#Editing??? I Don’t Need No Stinking Editing”
Are there certain things that you “have to” do to get into the writing zone? Like sitting in front of a mirror naked chanting 3 times, dress up in a quirky costume, or bungee jumping off a nearby bridge? Sure, these may be extreme, but most of us have something to motivate our creativity.
On most occasions, I’ll listen to a specific genre of music to set whatever mood I need for the scene I’m about to write. Other times I have sat in my car at a park or somewhere scenic to get the job done. Something about the privacy and quiet of the car sparks my creativity. Plus it gives me an opportunity to observe people and nature happening. Every now and then I’ll get a crazy look from a passerby as I’m typing away with smoke coming from my ears. 🙂
What do you do to get your creative juices going?