26 May, 2024

Writing Tips: How To Get Your Characters To Pause Effectively

rAs a writer, do you know how to get your characters to pause in your work? The use of the word ‘pause’ elicits a fingernails-on-a-chalkboard response from me. Why would such an innocent word spur such a visceral response? Because people never pause. A pause indicates to me that a character freezes in place. Read: […]

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THE TOP 5 BOOKS OF 2018 THAT MADE ME A BETTER WRITER

I believe that the best learning process of any kind of craft is just to look at the work of others. -Wole Soyinka I read 31 books in 2018. I read Memoirs, short stories, poetry collections, novels and self-help books.  Before 2018, I didn’t know that reading other people’s works had any benefits whatsoever. Let […]

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Eloquent Writing: 5 Tips For Becoming A More Eloquent Writer

There’s no magic formula to becoming a successful and eloquent writer. The first step, they say, is to sit down and write eloquently. Very little is said about how eloquent writing is actually achieved. An age-old writer’s cliché goes like this: Apply the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair. That’s definitely […]

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