Friday, May 11, 2012
Today's links are focused on pushing your writing that extra step--adding layers, making it more real, and taking advantage of all the senses you can put into play to draw your readers in.
Jody Hedlund: 7 Setting Basics That Can Bring a Story to Life. Adding detail and meaning to your story's setting.
Wordplay: How to Create Distinctive Character Voices. Ways to make your characters stand out from each other.
Writers in the Storm, guest post by Janice Hardy: 5 Ways to Bring Your Descriptions to Life. Looking at how descriptions will be written differently depending upon the POV.
Glimmertrain: Prompts to Deepen Character Development. Get to know your characters without having to buy them dinner.
Writania: 3 Steps to Writing a Novel With Unforgettable Characters. Making your characters balanced and real.
On your next pass through your WIP, take a look at some of these ideas and you'll add depth to your story that wasn't there before. These are also great steps to look at while you're doing revisions on a completed manuscript. Any personal tricks or tips you use when you're working on adding layers and depth? Please share in the comments below. I can use all the help I can get. :-)