How to Use Details in Action Sequences

How to Use Details in Action Sequences

“Be specific,” they say. “It will help your story,” they say.   This is good advice, but it’s not always true. “Be specific” does not mean “be specific with every word you write.”   The wrong kind of details won’t help, especially in action sequences....
Steady

Steady

“Your hands are shaking,” Yirah said.   Fiddler curled his tremor-ridden hands around his mug of honey brew. Yirah would never describe her mischievous charge as serene, but shaking hands?   They sat in the most relaxing tavern she’d seen this side of Chron....
How to Fix Three Terrible Scenes

How to Fix Three Terrible Scenes

Have you ever written a scene that doesn’t feel right, and you don’t know why?   Perhaps your scene inches along at the speed of a crippled snail or feels as shallow as a puddle beside the ocean. Chances are, the issue isn’t choppy prose, bland dialogue, or bad...

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