What kinds of writing problems am I looking to solve in this section? Those very specific issues that every writer has to grapple with in their fiction.
Think of it like this...
The previous sections on narrative writing, descriptive writing, dialogue and monologue were about how to write well in general - or how to write any scene, any passage of description, any exchange of dialogue to a professional standard.
This section focuses on some of those very particular, but nevertheless very common, problem areas in areas - and offers solutions to the problems, too. More specifically, it looks at...
A typical novel probably consists of something like 10,000 separate sentences. Out of all of them, the very first one and the very last are by far the most important.
Everyone who has ever written a novel has faced these dual problems - how to start right and how to end right - and that is why I have written dedicated articles on each one...
Okay, I know I'm British and that we apparently have a problem with talking about the weather too much but, putting that aside, it's still very important in fiction.
It can make the difference between a great scene and one that is seriously short on atmosphere.
But what specific tricks are there to write about it well? You can find out in How to Write About the Weather.
Out of all the potential writing mistakes you can make, this one must rank pretty close to the top of the danger list. Why?
Don't worry, though, because help is at hand in How to Write About Sex.