Posts in Category: Writer Q&As

Writer Q&As: Writing an Acknowledgements Page

What are some guidelines you would suggest for writing an Acknowledgements page? Often, this is a task to do in the 11th hour before publication but in fact, it’s an important piece of writing. The Acknowledgements page used to be where the author expressed appreciation to individuals and institutions. A separate page ...read more

Writer Q&As: Ordering a Poetry Manuscript

I’m a poet who writes sixty or seventy poems and THEN tries to group them into a manuscript. This is a difficult way to find a through line or order as I don’t automatically have a beautiful way to group the poems. I pick the title from my favourite poem and hope for the ...read more

Writer Q&As: Writing Speech

I have two characters that play central roles throughout the story. Granny mutters and mumbles to herself, talks aloud to the dog and the TV. Question, should her talking aloud be in: ➢ Quotes? ➢ Italics? ➢ Normal part of prose but on a new line as dialogue? Carol’s current life events trigger past ...read more

Posted by: Lindsay Glauser

Writer Q&As: Exploring Scene

How do you “dig deep” in a scene to write it in the most compelling way possible? Are there techniques for exploring different options? Assume that you need you to dig deeper whenever you write a scene: it’s rare that this is not the case. Next, learn how to recognize what the ...read more