4.7 Pulling it All Together

In this section, you will learn how to use internal voice, external voice and actions to build full and believable characters. We’ve looked at the role of internal voice, dialogue and actions in helping your reader to engage with your story. Now, let’s go back to our...

4.8 More About Dialogue

In this section, we will examine the roll of dialogue in both show, don’t tell and characterization. You’ll discover the importance of ‘tagging’ your speech, as well as examining the use of beats. Tagging Dialogue When considering dialogue, many authors’ eyes will...

4.9 Adverbs in Show, Don’t Tell

In this section, you’ll discover why adverbs are evil, why they should be removed and how to spot them in your prose. Of all the principles and techniques that will improve your writing, how you deal with adverbs is perhaps the most powerful. In short, the...