My Top 12 Writing Tips! | Advice That Changed How I Write

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→Show, Don’t Tell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM1lfA_Frgc
→Specificity & Concrete Language: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgNW3EgtT1E
→Creating Complex Characters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdA8DjiQ6us&t=146s
→6 Ways to Make Your Writing More Interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIieXc-fH0Y&t=240s
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MY SHORT FICTION:
☾I Will Never Tell You This – The Puritan: http://puritan-magazine.com/never-tell-you-this/
☾Solarium – Minola Review: http://www.minolareview.com/shaelin-bishop
☾Barefoot – The Fiddlehead [print only]: https://thefiddlehead.ca/issue/282
☾Wishbone – PRISM international [print only]: http://prismmagazine.ca/2020/04/19/prism-58-3-sprawl-is-live/
☾Wishbone – video reading: https://vimeo.com/420052282
☾Cherry and Jane in the Garden of Eden – The Puritan: http://puritan-magazine.com/cherry-and-jane-in-the-garden-of-eden/
☾Hold Me Under Till I See the Light – The New Quarterly: https://tnq.ca/story/hold-me-under-till-i-see-the-light/
☾Beautiful Animal – Room: https://roommagazine.com/issues/twine
☾Zugzwang – CBC [excerpt]: https://www.cbc.ca/books/literaryprizes/zugzwang-by-shaelin-bishop-1.5977031

TIMESTAMPS:
0:00 – Intro
0:50 – Skip scenes the reader can imagine
2:11 – Use strong verbs
3:33 – Avoid ‘-ing’ and ‘to be’ verbs
4:40 – Describe, don’t explain
5:31 – If your story is boring, slow it down
6:46 – Be specific
7:45 – The push and pull of hope and despair
8:23 – Character yearning
9:06 – Character contradictions
10:08 – Use the fewest words possible
11:17 – Artistic incongruity
12:15 – How can this be more interesting?

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BOOK REVIEWS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8-jsG6NG3oKlrHVFgs9UZCxJjB0Azqco

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