Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed . ~ 2 Timothy 2:15

Friday, June 28, 2013

Trimming the verbiage in your fiction

If you, like me, are struggling with writing "tight yet precise," here are two excellent blog posts by Brandilyn Collins:
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"How to Compress your Fiction, Part 1"

"How to Compress Your Fiction, Part 2"

Both are adapted from her how-to book, Getting Into Character. She will be teaching at the 2014 Writing for the Soul Conference Feb, 13-16, 2014, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.

Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense. Awards for her novels include the ACFW Carol (three times), Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice. Brandilyn is also known for her book on fiction techniques, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors (John Wiley & Sons). Read the first chapters of all her books at

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