How to Write Vivid Scenes: Avoid Unnecessary Adverbs | Tips for recognising when adverbs are unnecessary, and the damage they do to your writing.

How To Write Vivid Scenes: Avoid Unnecessary Adverbs

(Video transcript) I’m sure most writers have heard the advice that they should cut out adverbs from their writing and there are a few reasons why they should take this advice on board but I’m going to focus on the simple fact that unnecessary words complicate the picture you’re trying to give your reader. If … Read moreHow To Write Vivid Scenes: Avoid Unnecessary Adverbs

How to Write Vivid Scenes: Don’t Stop the Narrative for Description | Tips for writing vivid prose when describing your settings and characters. A must read for writers who struggle with vivid prose.

How to Write Vivid Scenes: Don’t Stop the Narrative for Description

Video transcript If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve probably heard me say you shouldn’t stop the narrative for description. But what does that mean? What does “don’t stop the narrative for description” mean? Stopping the narrative for description means that you put the breaks on the action in the scene to … Read moreHow to Write Vivid Scenes: Don’t Stop the Narrative for Description

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  

3 Ways to Effectively Use Passive Voice | Tips for writers from a freelance book editor about using passive voice effectively. Do you know how to use passive voice effectively?

3 Ways to Effectively Use Passive Voice

Active voice tells us the subject is doing the action (The dog chased the cat). Passive voice tells us that the subject is having the the action done to it (The cat was chased by the dog). Easy enough to understand in theory, but confusing and frowned upon nonetheless. The problem with passive voice is that … Read more3 Ways to Effectively Use Passive Voice

5 Ways to Write Concisely | Wordy writing uses more words than necessary to make a point and can damage the quality of your text. Visit jackalediting.com for great writing tips to keep your readers engaged.

5 Ways to Make Your Writing Less Wordy (or, how to write concisely)

Falling short of a required word count? Trying to sound more formal? I’m sure we’ve all committed the crime of wordiness at some stage. But what does it actually do for our writing? Wordy writing uses more words than necessary to make a point and can damage the quality of your text. Using too many … Read more5 Ways to Make Your Writing Less Wordy (or, how to write concisely)