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Writer’s Hint: Keeping the Readers Interested

From Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare To Be a Great Writer A reader’s interest is captured by what you tell them, not by what you promise to tell them.  (11/5/98)

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Writer’s Hint: How to Survive While Waiting to be A Professional Writer

From Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare to Be a Great Writer If you feel like a failure, go back into your past and find a time of accomplishment for something you once thought impossible. Change the “inner editor”  (Instead of … Continue reading

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Writer’s Hint: Theatricality and Drama

From Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare to Be a Great Writer Theatricality is visual, unusual, and gets the reader’s attention.  Drama holds the reader in an emotional strata.  That’s what the readers are engaged in.  (10-13-94) ©by Leonard Bishop

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Writer’s Hint: Characterization

From Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare to be a Great Writer: Readers want extravagant forms of behavior.  This makes them [The characters] larger than life.  (6-21-96) ©by Leonard Bishop

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Writing Hint: Narration

From Leonard Bishop, author of Dare to be a Great Writer Narration saves bulk.  Use it!  Start as though you are writing headlines. (5/15/97) ©by Leonard Bishop

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Writing Hint: Creating Powerful, Dramatic Scenes

From Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare to be a Great Writer Always know a scene can get shorter.  Your first priority is information, then visual action, physical and historical background, succinct and authentic dialogue, extended imagery, and finally, ask, “Does … Continue reading

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Writing Hint: Inspiration

From Leonard Bishop We are onions with perceptions deeper than we think. We have to take risks and peel back the layers.  (8/22/96) ©by Leonard Bishop Leonard Bishop was a champion of one-line inspiration for panicking writers!  Those of us … Continue reading

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Writer’s Hint: The Power of Invention

From Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare To Be a Great Writer The writer’s mind is a steel room with a bullet ricocheting inside (12/15/98)

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