We’re not all comedy writers, but many of us want to write a funny story or incorporate funny scenes into a novel. In this excerpt from The Byline Bible, Susan Shapiro offers 18 quick and easy ways to improve at eliciting laughs from your readers.
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Reading like a writer can help strengthen your communication and storytelling skills. It can also help you to become a more persuasive person, which is an essential skill to have if you’re trying to convince someone you’re right, pitch an idea or sell yourself for a job you really want.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/03/27/neuroscience-explains–how-successful-people-read-books.html
Experiment with the building blocks of great dramatic writing • Dates: Tuesday 15 April 2014 • Location: The Guardian, King’s Cross, London • Price: £49
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One of the first questions you need to answer when beginning a novel is: ‘Whose perspective will I be writing from?’ Depending on your genre,…
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Writing is gratifying when our thoughts gush out of our heads like cream from a cake. When we pump out a good piece by the end of the day. But every so often, we fall into a pit. Our minds blank out…
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Good advice. I’m working on unfinished books
First person? Second person? Third person? Find out who all these people are and what they’re for.
— Read on www.grammarly.com/blog/first-second-and-third-person/
When starting a fictional creative writing project, you have to decide what point of view (or points of view) you want to use to convey your action. First-time writers [often choose third-person](https://www.masterclass.com/articles/what-is-third-person-point-of-view-in-writing-how-to-write-in-third-person-narrative-voice-with-examples) for their short story or novel, but [first-person POV](https://www.masterclass.com/articles/what-is-first-person-point-of-view-in-writing-how-to-write-in-first-person-narrative-voice-with-examples) can be a great choice to activate your story and bring your readers inside your character’s mind. The beginning of a first-person story is key in establishing the voice of your character and setting the tone for the rest of your story.
— Read on www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-start-writing-a-story-in-first-person-point-of-view
Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. We have put together a list of the 17 most popular genres in fiction to help you with your writing.
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