Pets: Ways to Include Animals to Enhance Your Fictional World

Using fictional pets in writing

I love writing pets into my stories. Not only is a great way to show a killer’s soft side, but they become important family members for the main characters. In my stories, I’ve used a Rottweiler, mastiff, and St. Bernard (MARRED and CLEAVED), a calico, tabby, and all-black cat (Wings…

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3 Tips To Correct The Pacing In Your Novel – Part One

http://www.suecoletta.comWhat is pacing?

Pacing is the rhythm of the novel, of the chapters and scenes and paragraphs and sentences. It is also the rate at which the reader reads and the speed at which the events unfold. By using specific word choices and sentence structure– scene, sequel, chapter, novel structure– we can tap the emotions of the reader so that the reader feels what the writer wants them to feel at any given point in the story.

 

Pacing is especially important in crime writing.

Almost everything you read on the internet deals with picking up the pace, because so many new writers pace their novels too slowly. But what if you’re like me, someone who writes at break-neck speed, never giving the reader a break from the action? I know when I’m doing it too. I’m literally on the edge of my seat, feeling like I just drank 40 cups of caffeine.

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Channeling Your Emotion to The Page

This morning at 5 a.m. I woke to a nightmare. Before I get to that story let me give you a little back story. For those of you who don’t know I have two Rottweilers. Cascius turned eight years old this past June and Gideon just had his eighth birthday…

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A writer's busy life.

Writers have very busy lives.  I had no idea how busy until I decided to write full-time. 1.  You need to constantly work on your WIP (work in progress, for non-writers). 2.  Create and post regularly to your blog and/or website or both. 3.  You need to join the best…

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Creating Characters in Fiction

In an earlier post Character Building– Why is JUSTIFIED justified in fiction writing I wrote about character traits.  Today I’d like to delve a little deeper. Characters are the most important element of a novel.  Today I will be concentrating mainly on the protagonist, but the same development is necessary for…

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A Week From Hell

This past week was a nightmare.  My four-legged baby, Gideon– you met him in an earlier post, My Sweet Boys.  Sorry my link button broke, but you can find it this way: http://wp.me/p4nA7d-5J .  Anyway, Gideon started to get picky about what he ate.  He has an auto-immune disease, a protein…

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