Friday, February 23, 2018

Tips & Articles for the Writer

In no particular order...we have tried to group by subject.
NTRWA does not endorse or benefit in any way from the purchase of any material. The resource materials have been collected by members, judges and contestants to help writers improve their craft.

BOOKS
ON-LINE RESOURCES
Character Arc Progression Tool (PDF)
Setting exercises (PDF)
Character Profile Questionnaire (PDF) 

FORMATTING

 SCENES & SETTING


AUTHOR INTRUSION


BACK STORY


BASIC WRITING MISTAKES


CHARACTERS


DESCRIPTION

DIALOGUE, DIALOGUE TAGS / ATTRIBUTIONS


EDITING


FILTER WORDS & WORD CHOICE

NON-VERBALS


POV

  
SHOW vs TELL

   

GE JUDGING TIPS
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We're always interested in articles about editing, how-to-write, constructive shortcuts or inspiration. 

Please feel free to send suggestions to the GEcoordinator@NTRWA.org


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Most of the opinions on judging and interpreting the questions’ intent are my own words. I’ve been in the business over 15 years and have spoken to many authors, gathering information. A lot of the time when a question is asked, I go to authors who publish in that genre for advice. Please use your own expertise and experience, but keep our humble interpretations in mind.
~Thanks, Angi Morgan

Contributions and edits by Fenley Grant.