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Amplify Your Craft
Welcome to Amplify Your Craft!
When and How to Fix Passive Voice
To Be or Not to Be?
Show Us Your Senses. Don't Tell Us.
"It" Is Only Good for Evil Clowns
GUEST LECTURE: Deepening Point of View with Rebecca Hamilton
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?
Don't Try to Sound Smart - This Isn't a Psychology Thesis
Writers Can Have Rhythm, Too
GUEST LECTURE: Action Doesn’t Always Mean Chases and Fight Scenes with Rebecca Hamilton
Balancing Sentence Structure
Balancing Sentence Beginnings
Starting Sentences with -ING Verbs
Tips for Rewording
Balancing Dialogue & Narrative Aesthetically
GUEST LECTURE: Character Appropriate Descriptions with Rebecca Hamilton
The Word "Said"
He, She, or the Unnamed
Splitting Dialogue: Characters
Splitting Dialogue: Within Paragraphs
Body Parts Should Not Move Independently of the Body
GUEST LECTURE: Punctuation, Placements, & Non-Verbal/Non-Confirmative Responses with Rebecca Hamilton
Why is POV important?
POV Gone Wrong
How Do I Tell the Story Without All the Heads?
Changing POV isn't Always Bad, But it isn't Easy.
Proper Mechanical POV Shifts
Tense Slips: Or Inadvertent Time Travel in Your Novel
First of All, What's Your Tense?
Choosing Your Tense
Once You Know Your Tense: STAY THERE
But WAIT! What if Something Is Inherently True?
Flashbacks, or Where I Confuse You
Writing Thoughts in Tense
Transitions, Timing & Flow
Simultaneous Actions and What Isn’t Possible
Unless Your Character Can LITERALLY Walk Through Time and Space - Don’t.
When to Internally Monologue...and When to Shut Up
You’re Not a Bee. Stop Pollinating Your Manuscripts.
Pay Attention to Your FIRSTS: First lines and Repetitive Actions/Words
BONUS: Recasting Chapter Openings and Closings with Rebecca Hamilton
Relevance, Redundancy & Realism
Relevancy in Your Books
Redundancy in Your Books
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