Voice Lesson 2

Lesson 2: Details

The second aspect of voice in fiction is detail. Detail means the description of an individual feature, fact, or item. Details are part of painting the fictional world. Without them, it’s difficult for readers to imagine the story you’re telling.

When you write a story, you are writing from the perspective of a character. Again, you are not writing from your own perspective (mostly). What details you choose to reveal as part of setting or description will say a lot about your character’s perception. An adult might notice the ornate brass railing in an old ice cream shop, but a teen might notice that Sally Davis, the popular girl, is sitting at a table in the corner eating a triple hot fudge sundae.

It’s the details that help bring a character to life.
Take for example, this sentence:

“Whenever he was so fortunate as to have near…

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The Ordinary Hero (Fathers Day 2017)

Still Another Writer's Blog

Today is June 17th, Saturday June 17th, and tomorrow is Sunday June 18th, Fathers Day 2017. I feel guilty because I did not launch on Friday and missed the poker game that Dad had with his friends.

I regret that I failed him yet again. This saddens me, but the sleep issues continue to elude my control.  I slept through the window of time for the poker game, and awoke when it was over, no chance to attend.

As I was attempting to fall asleep again, a series of images and words came to me. They were about Star Wars, George Lucas, Lucas’ mentor Joseph Campbell, and Campbell’s mentor Carl Jung who was briefly referenced in the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous. What came to me was a critical examination of the “first” Star Wars movie, Chapter 4 “A New Hope” made when Mark Hamill was a young Luke Skywalker…

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How to Add URL Hyperlinks with the Kindle Kids Book Creator (KKBC)

chrismcmullen

INSERT A URL HYPERLINK WITH THE KINDLE KIDS BOOK CREATOR

The Kindle Kids’ Book Creator (KKBC) is Amazon KDP’s free self-publishing tool for creating illustrated children’s books from a PDF or from jpeg images.

The KKBC is easy to use, convenient, and is both PDF and JPEG friendly. It results in a fixed-format Kindle e-book, designed for picture friendly devices (and so the published e-book may not be available across all devices, but it will work on most devices for which it would be convenient to read an illustrated children’s book).

One of the main issues is how to add a clickable url hyperlink that will take the customer directly to an external website (such as your author page or blog).

There is a way to do it, but it may not seem obvious. The steps below will show you how.

HOW TO ADD A CLICKABLE URL HYPERLINK TO AN…

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The Forest Moon of Endor

Build Me a Planet

When the Imperials went looking for a quiet spot to host Emperor Palpatine’s personal retreat, the Forest Moon of Endor must have seemed a natural choice. It’s 46,000 light-years from the office, populated by cuddly locals, and features verdant woods which are completely dissimilar to the redwood forests of upstate California. No wonder this treechanger’s paradise also goes by another name – the Sanctuary Moon.

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Why We Compare Ourselves to Other Writers (and How We Can Stop)

A Writer's Path

by Lauren Sapala

For writers, there are two proven harmful effects of engaging in too much social media. (And let me say first that I’m guilty of overindulgence myself—it’s easy to start out with the intention of quickly checking Facebook and Twitter and then get sucked into a black hole and come out dazed and woozy on the other side.) But if you can keep these two harmful things in mind before you even go in, your chances of coming out unscathed are much better.

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My blogging tips and tricks

My life book

I’m obviously not a professional blogger but I do believe that everyone has something to offer. So here are my best blogging tips! Maybe you’ll get something out of them!

  • Purpose

When starting a blog know what you want from it. If blogging is a way for you to vent and talk about things that interest you, you can be really laid back about it. On the other hand if you are hoping to someday make an income out of it you have to be a lot more focused and consistent.

  • Content

Your blog’s content must be something you are passionate about. Something you’ll feel proud about once you hit that little update button. Don’t try to write about something that you believe people will like. It won’t work out.

  • Photos

Ok you have the great content. Now what? Most people will NOT click on your post if a…

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The nine stages of accidentally publishing an article

Milly Schmidt

It ignites terror in every blogger world-wide. That moment when you accidentally hit Publish instead of Save Draft or when you schedule an unedited blog post for the distant future, only to completely forget about it.

SPOILER ALERT for any of you living under a pebble who have yet to watch Game of Thrones season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.

So here are the nine stages…

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4 Tips to Having a Good Website (1 min read)

Millionaire's Digest

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: NinaOlivar

Founder & Owner of:The Little Miss Secret

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Successful Living Writer


Do you want to be successful and wanna earn more money from your website? Here are some tips on maintaining yourwebsite and a good amount of viewers.

1. Avoid going down.

HTTP Error 500 Internal Server Error- A nightmare to all programmers/ website owners. You will not earn money because there’s no traffic.Make sure tohave a good server that can handle your expected traffic.

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