12 Solid Ways to Make Your Writing More Vivid

12 Solid Ways to Make Your Writing More Vivid

“Simplicity is a virtue in writing, true; but never the primary virtue. … Vividness is.” —Dwight V. SwainI created the following paragraph, ignoring Dwight V. Swain’s recommendations for vivid writing in his book, Techniques of the Selling Writer.Her car had...
10 Devices to Increase Your Story’s Pace

10 Devices to Increase Your Story’s Pace

“Pacing is a tool that controls the speed and rhythm at which a story is told and the readers are pulled through the story events.” —Jessica Page MorrellWe’d wince at these comments in reviews:Too much description and explaining bogged down the...