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Topics to be covered:
Beat Sheets - Alphabetical Listing
Characters, Emotions, and Viewpoint by Nancy Kress
Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by David Gerrold
Lights! Camera! Action! A Movie Lover's Guide to Writing a Novel by Alfie Thompson
Trust Your Reader
From Flash Fiction.net, an excellent article that reminds us we need to trust that our readers are intelligent, perceptive, and involved—or they wouldn't be reading our story.
"Another reason to avoid adverbs, as I told my students, is because they might signal to your readers that you, the writer, do not trust them." This one line is great, but the entire article is well worth reading from start to finish. The author weaves the idea of the writer trusting his reader throughout the entire article.
from Emma Darwin's excellent blog, This Itch of Writing - Emma makes the excellent point that it's not a case of Showing vs Telling, but a case of knowing when to show (evocation of emotion) and when to tell (exposition of information)—each has its rightful (and necessary!) place in fiction and creative non-fiction