Prepublishing, Tips & Tricks

1st POV meets Detail

Novice writes think they need to word vomit every detail of a characters surroundings, and this becomes more obvious in 1st POV. If you try to have the MC walk in a room and give every little detail, the reader's eyes are going to glaze over and they are going to begin to skim read,… Continue reading 1st POV meets Detail

Prepublishing, Tips & Tricks

Chapter Breaks & Scene Breaks

Knowing when to take a break is an important aspect in writing. Short stories do not have chapters, but they have scene breaks. Novellettes to novels have chapters and can have scene breaks. But what are these? As readers, we understand chapters. They act like stop signs, allowing us to breathe. As writers it's obvious… Continue reading Chapter Breaks & Scene Breaks