I originally planned on tackling our last two categories External and Action Filters in this article, but it was so massive I needed to split them up. So let's build a little more understanding with Action Filters, and next time we'll wrap up the series with External Influences.
Characters have thoughts and make decisions like anyone, but do we need to narrate that? If you do your job right, you shouldn't have to, and axing filters is the best way to keep the reader engaged.
New blog post on filtering is up, Dawn of Corruption is still undergoing a final edit, and I'll be attending the San Francisco Writers Conference. Come join me!
Are you bloating your manuscript with unnecessary filters? Find out how to tighten these pesky word-sinks in "Filtering Pt. 1 - The Basics"
Hello everyone, Dawn of Corruption has been completed and the entire manuscript can be found on Wattpad or Inkitt—free... for now. Over the next month, I will be taking a break from writing and editing to work on my author platform - and to let my beta readers have a chance to dig into the... Continue Reading →
After hours of grueling drills, exercises, and repairing gear, the smells and sounds of the Naked Turkey tavern lightened Krod's step. A hearty bowl of stew and a frothy ale were the half-orc's favorite part of the day, and if he was lucky, there might be a few new rumors to overhear — if he was really... Continue Reading →