On Writing

A Letter To Doubt — All The Way YA

I’m in the middle of taking book coaching classes from Author Accelerator, and one of the assignments I completed this week was a letter to my doubt. I’ve never been much for grand statements, and honestly, writing this letter felt a little wonky to me. But, my doubt is a real thing. I wouldn’t say […]… Continue reading A Letter To Doubt — All The Way YA

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On Writing

WHAT MAKES BAD WRITING BAD — K. D. Dowdall

A copy of a post I did in June 2015 – Virginia Woolf: “The psychic risk of a novel such as Woolf’s The Waves is vast – particularly for someone for whom psychic risk was so potentially debilitating.” Written by Toby Litt who is a London-based writer. Hospital, his […] via WHAT MAKES BAD WRITING BAD… Continue reading WHAT MAKES BAD WRITING BAD — K. D. Dowdall

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Word Painting – The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively — K. D. Dowdall

Word Painting – The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively by Rebecca McClanahan (an excerpt from Writer’s Digest, January 2015) Here are four secrets to keep in mind as you breathe life into your characters through description. Description that relies solely on physical attributes too often turns into what Janet Burroway calls the “all-points bulletin.” It […]… Continue reading Word Painting – The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively — K. D. Dowdall

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The 5 Secrets to Developing Better Characters | BookDaily — K. D. Dowdall

The 5 Secrets to Developing Better Characters | BookDaily #AuthorTips By TA Sullivan November 8, 2017 The 5 Keys to Character Development My friend wanted me to attend a writing seminar with her, so I agreed to go. However, the summary said it was geared more for novices, so I didn’t really expect to learn […]… Continue reading The 5 Secrets to Developing Better Characters | BookDaily — K. D. Dowdall

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How to Collect Writing Ideas While You’re Procrastinating Online — K. D. Dowdall

Melissa Donovan writes, “I love the web. In fact, I think it’s the single greatest invention of the twentieth century. It allows people to meet, connect, conduct business, and gather information quickly and easily, all from the comfort of…well, anywhere. It’s also an entertainment mecca. All that art! Music! Films! Literature! And games. The web… Continue reading How to Collect Writing Ideas While You’re Procrastinating Online — K. D. Dowdall