Articles on the Writing Craft by Members of Evolved Publishing
By Lane Diamond
Managing Publisher/Editor of Evolved Publishing
Editor of Over 160 Published Books
Author of Forgive Me, Alex
Those SOB verbs are a real #$%&#$!
The Problem with First-Person Narratives – Beware the I-Bombs!
Show, Don’t Tell – Part 1
Show, Don’t Tell – Part 2
Show, Don’t Tell – Part 3
Infinite-Verb Phrases Give Readers an “Act without an Actor”
Mix Up Your Sentence Structure
Dialogue Tags vs. Action Leads/Inserts – Part 1
Dialogue Tags vs. Action Leads/Inserts – Part 2
Even Minor Characters Are Critical
Characters Must Live and Breathe on the Page
Wordiness Is Not a Style – Part 1
Wordiness Is Not a Style – Part 2
Wordiness Is Not a Style – Part 3
Serial Commas: Should you use them?
When is good grammar required?
No Weak Knees Allowed; Write Strong – Part 1
Build Tension through Structure – Part 1: Introduction
Build Tension through Structure – Part 2: Punctuation, Fragments & Italics
Passive Voice: A Writing Sin – Part 1
Passive Voice: A Writing Sin – Part 2
Passive Voice: A Writing Sin – Part 3
The Power of Monologue in Fiction, or “Hey, I Like Talking to My Self”
A Supreme Lazy Word: “Very”
The Proper Use of the Word “Like”
The Bond Between Reader and Writer: How Long Will the Reader Trust the Author in Any Given Story?
Compelling Characters – Great Books Are All About the People
By Robb Grindstaff
Author of Hannah’s Voice and Carry Me Away
Why are verbs so tense?
Never use an adverb!
That word clutter
Point-of-view (POV), Part 1 of 3
Point-of-view (POV), Part 2 of 3
Point-of-view (POV), Part 3 of 3
Narrative arc: What the heck is it?
Creating complex fiction
A surprising announcement!
Do you filter your fiction?
Internal vs. external emotion
Writing in 3-D, Part I: Dialogue
Writing in 3-D, Part II: Description
Writing in 3-D, Part III: Despair
10 Writing Lessons
What’s Your Book About