Writing Corner: The Dinkus

This is post about something you have probably seen many times in books but don’t know the name of (at least I didn’t know it until recently.) A dinkus is a break in the writing and is usually made with three stars, like this: *         *         * How to Use a Dinkus A dinkus is…

Muse on Monday – January 31, 2022

One part of writing fiction is putting yourself in your characters’ shoes. Sure, you know what you would do, but what would they do? Everyone has their own personalities and histories. It’s up to you, as the writer, to decide not only what your characters do, but why they do it. Which brings us to…

Writing Corner: Fourth Wall Breaks

Fourth Wall Breaks A fourth wall break: when the line between the story world and the real world becomes blurred. What is the Fourth Wall? The fourth wall is a term from plays, TV shows or movies. Imagine if you are looking at a room in a TV show. You can see up to three…

Writing Corner: Point of View

Point of View Point of view in fiction means what parts of the story the reader can see. Think of the reader as a ghost. The characters don’t know the reader is there (usually) and the reader can move anywhere in the story very quickly. However, it is up to the writer, where they go….