Here is our list of articles we suggest everyone read–at least once. Some more experienced writers will recognize these strategies right away. Newer writers may have never heard of Deep POV or show versus tell. If you’ve thought of joining the Fiction Workshop, it might be advantageous to familiarize yourself with the concepts presented here. You will hear them from us, over and over, ad infinitum.

BEFORE YOU START WRITING

So…You Want to Write a Story — Rhonda Kay

The Importance of Story — Rhonda Kay

Show Versus Tell In Writing Fiction — K.M. Weiland

5 Common Writing Mistakes That Make You Look Like an Amateur — Justin McLachlan

 

MECHANICS OF FICTION

Simple Tips to Polish Your Writing–How to Avoid Common Mistakes and Hone Your Skills — Michelle Sutton

The Writer (Series) — Smackit

Dialogue

How To Format Dialogue — Dax MacGregor

On Dialogue Tags — Rob Hart

POV

How To Write In Deep POV — Kristen Kieffer

The Difference Between Omniscient POV and Headhopping

Openings

How Not To Start A Story — JA Konrath

Forms

Flash Writing: An Introduction to the Short, Short Form — Jessica Kluthe

Thirteen Tips for Writing Flash Fiction — Denise Ganley

 

GRAMMAR AND STYLE

Comma Rules from The Punctuation Guide (See other pages on this site for great info on other forms of punctuation)

Title Case Converter — A tool for checking capitalization style for titles

Numbers In Fiction — Beth Hill

PUBLISHING AND MARKETING

Writing Tips – things I’ve learned on my writing journey about sales and marketing — Michelle Sutton

Images and Copyright Issues

Ethics in Publishing — The Writers’ Block