Gummer, Bremmer discussed on Book Echoes

Book Echoes


Okay what gaps. Do i have in my knowledge. I might think about things but i might also just not really think of anything because you're not thinking about it so it helps to kind of run down. And this is not an exhaustive list of all the pieces of knowledge that a writer might need to have in their head but it is kind of some basics some fundamentals of writing at promoting awesome books man as i run through this list. Hopefully that will trigger some things that you're thinking of so if you are if if you're if you're driving obviously don't do this but if you are sitting down if you're in a position to do so maybe take out a pen and paper cost this episode. Grab your pen. And he burr comeback to driving. Come back to it later and make some notes then think and see if any of this helps you think of some things that are have been on the back burner to deal us things that you know you should be learning or doing but don't think about actively hearing it all spelled out sometimes can help you trigger. Oh yeah i did need to cover that. Oh yeah i need to learn something about character developments. Or oh yeah. I didn't need to learn something about audiobooks. I meant to do that. I thought about it. But i didn't never put it on my calendar. So here's your chance to think about these things and write them down so let's start with craft so there's load slam craft. We could talk about that all day but you might be asking yourself. Do i need to learn something for her. Fiction writers in the areas of characters. Is there something you need to learn about. Creating more interesting characters getting to know your characters developing them over the course of the story Developing side characters versus developing a main character or an antagonist. So see. if there's something that you maybe need to learn about characters you might also be one be thinking about what you might need to shore up in your plot structure. If you're getting feedback that you're pacing off or something isn't right with plotting. Maybe doing some study about plotting would be a way to shore up those skills dialogue. This is also a huge part of writing fiction but it can be tricky for some authors. His dialogue doesn't totally mimic natural speech. But the same should be so stilted that it doesn't feel natural so if dialogue is something that you're getting feedback on or something that you're thinking you'd like to learn more about than maybe write that down descriptions descriptions in infection really bring the world alive and this is actually true nonfiction as well like memoir Really really great journalistic. Fiction has a lot of description so description can apply to not just fiction but nonfiction. And it's a important part of bringing a world to life for a reader then prose style and grammar so there are many excellent storytellers who have complicated plots and fascinating characters are had but not everyone who is an excellent storyteller has a command of formal grammar and style. And so if that's something that you're struggling with if you're getting feedback on that from your writers groups if you're in the author getting feedback on that from from From your editors or even from reviews thin. Maybe it's time to sit down and do a little bit of formal learning. There are lots of there are lots of books that you can read about studying formal grammar in style. Now i say formal gummer not correct grammar because there are many different types of bremmer and this this is really only applying pro not to dialogue and even even with formal grammar. Like the they say..

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