The Scribophile Writing Blog
by Nina Munteanu • 11 comments
Author, Elsa Neal suggests that writers inadvertently shift tenses because they mix up dialogue (usually in the present tense) with narrative (usually in the past tense).
Have you taken the time to consider tense in your story? While most stories are told in the past tense (e.g., Vinnie ran out of the house), I’ve seen many written in the present tense (e.g., Vinnie ru...
by Dan Tricarico • 16 comments
Are You There, Bernadette Peters? It's Me, Danny.
When I was thirteen years old I had an industrial-sized crush on Bernadette Peters and, in a burst of pre-adolescent exuberance, I fired off a fan letter. Ignorant of the ways of Show Business, I add...
by Nina Munteanu • 18 comments
Characters help the writer achieve empathy and commitment from the reader. Characters are really why readers keep reading. If the reader doesn’t invest in the characters, she won’t really care what happens next.
Your story lives and breathes through your characters. Through them your premise, idea and your plot come alive. Characters give your story meaning; they draw in the reader who lives the journey throu...
by Dan Tricarico • 13 comments
Today's topic: Poetry and NaNoWriMo
It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to get to the gym. The Scrib Gym, I mean. The last time I was in an actual gym, I think Eisenhower was in office and Patsy Cline was on the charts. But I digr...
by Alex Cabal • 17 comments
Congratulations to the winners, and make sure to check out our latest writing contest!
Announcing the winners of the Scribophile Television Show Writing Contest! Thanks to everyone who entered our last writing contest, and thanks to flash fiction master Len Kuntz for taking the time ou...
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