[Ebook] ➧ The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes: (And How to Avoid Them) Author Jack M. Bickham – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk

The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes: (And How to Avoid Them) When You Write Fiction, You March Onto A Minefield This Book Gives You A Map Oh, What Tricky Terrain You Re Traveling You Must Reckon With Character, Conflict, Point Of View, Dialogue, Editors, Editors, And Editors, Who By Returning Stories They See As Problem Plagued Can Burst Your Hopes Of Publication Where Are The Problems Editors Rarely Take The Time To Map Them Out, So Jack Bickham Has In This Book, He Spotlights The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Land Mines Writing Mistakes That Can Turn Even Dynamite Story Ideas Into Slush Pile Rejects And He Guides You In Overcoming Them In To The Point Style, He Shows You How To Conquer Procrastination And Put Ink On Paper Regularly Dump Wimpy Characters And Build Characters Ready To Act Look For Trouble And Create Conflicts For Your Characters Cut Coincidence And Put Better Than Life Logic Into Fiction Escape The Fog And Find And Stick To Your Story S Direction Free Feelings And Fire Your Fiction With Passion And Emotion In Short, Bickham Helps You Take A Giant Step Toward Publication Read This Book Strengthen Your Writing And Start Setting Off Explosions Where They Belong On The Sales Charts.

10 thoughts on “The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes: (And How to Avoid Them)

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    38 1 .2 .3 .4 .5 .6 ..7 .8 .9 .10 .11 .12 .

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    Some excellent ideas and some I disagree with Worth trying for beginning writers.I ve edited quotations for brevity.TWO IDEAS I LIKE 1 Character Actions page 104 Characters should do things for what they see as good reasons and that will achieve their ends Don t have characters do things just because you, the author, want them to Personally, I do not like the following which I have seen too often.1 a character lies which does not fit his motivations.2 heroine stupidity I m happy to read about a flawed or stupid heroine, but don t make a rational heroine do something illogical.2 Too Much Pondering page 66 Scenes peaks represent the high points of excitement and conflict Sequels valleys are quieter times when conflict is not on stage when the character has time to feel emotion, reflect on recent developments, and plan ahead Your character reacts to the disaster that just took placethen plans what he is going to do next Scenes move swiftly sequels move slowly If your story feels slow, you may need to expand your scenes and cut or shorten sequels page 22 Don t write about wimps It isn t interesting, watching somebody sit in his easy chair and ponder things Your character has to be a person capable of action He doesn t have to be a super hero He may be active refuse to give up or stop trying yet still b...

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    Bickham is well aware that there cannot be a one size fits all approach to advice on writing, but he does seem aggressive in his presentation that there is a formula left somewhat nebulous to the craft What is most disappointing is his absolute insistence that readers are stupid, lazy, and need to be spoon fed every little bit of information, whereas published authors and editors are definitionally masters of the craft and the only voices an unpublished, aspiring author should consider worthy of his or her time If this is not how Professor Bickham feels, then he needs to make a few revisions to this work, because it is clearly what he wrote At the same time, he attacks the academic interpretation of literature and a small, possibly imagined cadre of authors who claim that they don t have a formula for writing I would say that about ten of his mistakes are arguably not mistakes at all not ev...

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    I ve heard the content elsewhere except, Don t Take it to the Writer s Club Meeting This advice I have long suspected and intend to act on I greatly admire Bickham, but this book is getting somewhat dated The advice is still sound, but most of it is covered in, Scene and Structure.

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    The only thing that bothered me was tip 30, which goes way overboard telling authors not to seek out or consider feedback from anyone other than professionals Of course, he s entitled to his opinion, but every writer I know including myself has improved tremendously through the input of a healthy mix of people family and friends, target audience, critique groups, and partnerships with other authors, published or otherwise.Working alongside and receiving feedback from fellow writers at any stage of the game is one of the biggest joys of writing for me Hell, I probably wouldn t be doing it at all if I closed myself off to everyone but the professionals he suggests.But as with all writing advice, y...

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    38 30 .

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