The Rebel Writer Series, Writing Techniques

How To Head Jump: Properly Implementing Multiple Characters’ Thoughts in Stories

  "Don't head jump" is a command that gets thrown around a lot of Creative Writing 101 classes. It essentially means, don't allow your reader to view the thoughts and feelings of more than one character in your story, at least not in the same chapter. When characters are talking to each other, you don't… Continue reading How To Head Jump: Properly Implementing Multiple Characters’ Thoughts in Stories

The Rebel Writer Series, Writing Techniques

Tell, Don’t Show: Properly Implementing Exposition

Over and over again, new writers are told, "Show, don't tell." It's great advice because all too often, new writers clog up the action of their story with summaries of places, events, and character relationships rather than properly immersing readers in the moment. I was given this advice as a fledgling writer, and I've written… Continue reading Tell, Don’t Show: Properly Implementing Exposition