Fiction Writing @ BellaOnline New and experienced fiction writers can look here for articles on the writing craft such as style, characters, pacing, flashbacks, plot, viewpoint, tension, conflict, action scenes, love scenes, and dialog. Included is information on the business sid en-us Copyright 2019 All Rights Reserved. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 04:09:47 EST 240 Fiction Writing @ BellaOnline Beware the Mary Sue Character The Mary Sue character reads like a too-perfect version of the author. With no faults, she has no depth or complexity, and therefore no story worth caring about. She drags down the strongest plot, but if you know her characteristics, you can transform her into someone real on the rewrite. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:33:00 EST Communicating With Your Beta Reader Your working relationship with your beta reader is based on trust. That starts with understanding each others expectations and communication style. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:56:15 EST Know the Unwritten Rules of Your Genre In order to write successfully in a certain genre, you must know the unwritten rules in short, what the readers in that genre want to see. This is overlooked by countless writers who either jump eagerly into a specific genre without researching it first, or knowingly try to break the rules. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 18:00:16 EST