December 2010 | Podcast Episode Archive

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December 2010

  • 7 Reasons Weather Is a Writer’s Friend: Ever since Edward Bulwer-Lytton slapped readers with his infamous “dark and stormy night” line, writers everywhere have been leery of misusing weather in their stories.
  • Are Your Verbs Showing or Telling?: Keep your eyes open for places where you can effortlessly strengthen your scene by using verbs that show instead of tell.
  • 8 Reasons to Let Your Stories Ripen: Like vine-ripened tomatoes, stories require the slow nourishment of sunlight and warm imaginative soil to grow into rosy, juicy maturity.
  • What Kind of Writer Are You?: Just as our stories are unique, so are our personalities and lifestyles – and, as a result, our working patterns.