Writing Rules Explained: Said is Dead/ Only Use Said | Tips from a freelance book editor about whether or not said is dead. A must watch for writers who aren’t sure how to tag their dialogue.

Writing Rules Explained: Said is Dead / Only Use Said

“Said is dead,” says one camp. “Only use said,” says another. So which rule should we follow? The erroneous death of said Some writers think said is dead because it’s overused, but if using a word a lot means we need to expunge it from our vocabularies, why are irregardless and misunderestimate still kicking? As … Read moreWriting Rules Explained: Said is Dead / Only Use Said

3 Characterisation Tips from HARRY POTTER | Tips from HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE for making your characters come alive.

3 Characterisation Tips from Harry Potter

In this video I bring you three characterisation techniques using examples from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Learn how word choice, actions and dialogue can help you develop your characters! Check out: Sign up to get your free workbook  

6 Dialogue Habits that are Killing Your Story | These 6 dialogue habits might be killing your story. Learn what they are and how to avoid them. A must read for writers who can’t seem to get their dialogue right.

6 Dialogue Habits that are Killing Your Story

Dialogue can be tough to write, but it can tougher to read. These common dialogue habits might be killing your story.  1. “Talking Head” syndrome What’s the problem? “Talking Head” syndrome is exactly what it sounds like: when you reduce your characters to nothing more than talking heads by not balancing dialogue with thought, action … Read more6 Dialogue Habits that are Killing Your Story