Why we're so cranky about a writing practice that's considered normal.
If you don't describe the right things in right order, it can break immersion and jar readers.
It can be difficult to integrate self-description without sounding forced.
Well, if you're using words to communicate, you have to use words to communicate.
How is your story being told to the reader, and how can you take advantage of that?
Monsters have nothing on the horrors of confusing wordcraft and muddled description.
How to avoid carelessness when juggling more than one POV.
Bring your readers closer to feeling like the story is happening to them.
This post-apocalyptic YA novel by James Dashner spawned not only bestselling sequels but also a movie series.
We see these issues over and over again during editing.
We get old school with a discussion of some ancient Greek tragedies.
A typical story opens when a problem appears and moves forward steadily in time until that problem is resolved.
Many writers have a pet narrative technique they think is underused and underappreciated.
Why struggle to show what this character is thinking on the outside when you could give them a POV?