- Structure, Grammar, Voice
What does it mean to write tight? In the same way a driver monitors his gas mileage by combining trips and avoiding habits that waste gas, writers need to carefully choose the words they put on paper. By taking the time to go through your manuscript and eliminate unnecessary words and phrases you can put a shine on a finished story that signifies your work as professiona
- Lesson I: Active Writing: We have all heard the writing mantra, “Show, don’t tell,” but what does that mean? In this lesson we’ll look at ways to eliminate passive words and sentence structure to create a story that immerses the reader in your story.
- Lesson II: Unnecessary Words: In this lesson we’ll learn to recognize words which fill the page, yet contribute nothing to your story.
- Lesson III: Is Said Dead?: In this lesson we’ll take a look at when and why speech tags can be replaced with action beats.