On Fridays, we like to share writing tips and tricks with our readers. We hope this section will encourage and inspire you to continually improve as a writer.
Writing Tip – Questions
When writing a book, it is inevitable that your manuscript will include questions. Sometimes the question is part of the dialogue, and sometimes it is a question for the reader to think about. Writing questions that begin a sentence, or are part of a dialogue are easy, but have you ever asked a question within your sentence? For example: The question is, Who is the protagonist of the story? Notice the w in “Who” is capitalized. You always capitalize an independent question within a sentence.
Writing Prompt – Clear mind
What does a blank or clear mind do? Look up at a clear sky, or find the blankest wall where you are (it can be just part of a wall, if need be) and stare at it for 5 to 10 uninterrupted minutes. Write about the thoughts that went through your head while you stared. What tips do you have for helping writers clear their mind?