The problem is that novice writers often make the main character a veiled mask of their real identity. But, this sounds…Continue
Added by Stephen Paul West on August 16, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Generally, passive voice is weak writing, and something to avoid in good prose. However, this rule of thumb is not always true in fiction. Sometimes a character uses passive voice to denote a lower social position, or a villain might speak in such a manner to obfuscate their true motives.
The technical definition of passive voice means: "A verb is in the passive voice when the subject of the sentence is acted on by the verb…Continue
Added by Stephen Paul West on August 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I often do thematic photography (photos that tell a story) as a passionate extention of my literary side. It's fun because it gives me another visual component to my left-hemisphere thinking. This spills over in my books, for example, as I use florals, whitespace and other visual devices in my novels. My best example is Depression Symptoms…Continue
Added by Stephen Paul West on August 13, 2012 at 10:07pm — No Comments
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