Many of us fall somewhere in the middle of the dialogue spectrum—not terrible, but not great either. How can we make our dialogue sing from the page?
We’ve all been there. Stuck. Stumped. Stopped. Welcome to writer’s block. It’s a lonely, frustrating place—but don’t throw in your towel just yet.
You can have the best ideas, but the story won’t work if you execute them poorly. Here are three things to watch out for as you develop your story.
One of the clients at the agency I work for has published 80-something books. Another woman I just met has attended a writer’s conference for five years, but she’s still mulling over ideas.
I consider both of these creators to be writers.
So, you’re ready for all the wondrous benefits of a critique group! Now, go round up some writers and critique away! That’s all there is to it, right? Well … yes and no.
So, you’ve finished your novel! Congrats! Whether it’s your first, third, or seventh novel, it’s still a huge accomplishment. However, your feelings of euphoria are quickly fading at the thought of (cue dramatic music) editing.