Prevent Eye Strain

Hello, My Writing Colleague, Today’s fiction writing courses assignment is to prevent eye strain by following one or more of the guidelines in the post on eye strain prevention located in the main menu. Leave a comment or email us at melissa@essentialsforwriters.com if you…

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Prevent Computer Eye Strain

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Prevent Computer Eye Strain   Eye strain caused by daily hours in front of your computer is an unpleasant occurrence. You can avoid the painful experience by following the ten easy and quick proactive steps. I wear glasses….

Natural Dialogue

Hello, My Writing Colleague, Dialogue can be challenging because, as writers, we know we need to explain stuff through dialogue. The best way to learn how to write natural and convincing dialogue is to watch TV. Yep, those writers are pros at dialogue. They…

Character Study

Hello, My Writing Colleague, This week’s assignment is to create a character study. Take an old-fashioned pen and notebook out somewhere with you like the mall, a park, the beach, a coffee shop, anywhere where you can people watch. Settle in and find someone…

Show Don’t Tell

Hello, My Writing Colleague, As a writer, you undoubtedly heard the phrase, “show, don’t tell.” What does that mean, exactly? It is a way of writing that brings the story to life in the imagination of your reader by immersing your character in the…

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