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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Critique And Write Fiction

There's one more step to the writing process before sharing. Few, if any, can skip it. Often, it's not the mot fun prt of writing.

It's the critique and write of fiction process. The initial writing centers around developing characters, scenes and peeling-out an exciting plot. The main focus isn't on sentence structure and weak writing.

Now, attention has to be given to all sentences. Sentences must move the plot forward, connect and stimulate a reader's imagination.

Put aside your manuscript. Start a new project. Make the calls you meant to weeks ago. The longer a work of fiction is, the more time needed away from it. Of course, pay attention to dead-lines.

Return to your manuscript. The second time work through critique and write by making sure characters read like real people. A character, for example, could tap his/her fingers anywhere when stressed.

Sometimes, dialogue helps.

Take a look at a simple morning greeting.

"How are you?" Mary asked.

People don't necessarily use those exact words.

Some say:

"What up?"


"How ya doin'?"

Dialogue, too, should glide plot along with conflict and suspense. A fiction community's language should mimic real language.

There isn't room for words, lines or paragraphs that fail to show-case an action packed story.

A good place to start stories is on page one. Begin conflict as the reader is hooked. Establish a viewpoint, characters are exposed for who they are and the type of story being told is displayed.

The final words are that when writers critique and write better fiction comes to life.

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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

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