Tag: writing tips

Talk is Cheap: Harness the True Power of Dialogue

We can use ‘talk’ to inform, disrupt, distract, enlighten, or even misdirect. Thus, today, I’d like for us to explore the purpose of dialogue.

Drama: Three Simple Ways to HOOK Audiences

drama, dramatic tension, conflict, how to hook an audience, writing tips, Kristen Lamb

Drama needs to be in all content we create. It’s the perfect human bait, guaranteed to hook audiences faster than cocaine-laced kittens.

How Horror Can Improve Our Writing in ANY Genre

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No matter which type of fiction we write, we can learn a lot from what horror authors do well.

Firearms: The Writer’s Guide to “Knowing Your Weapon!”

Firearms are obviously most commonly used in thrillers, but they can be used in mystery, suspense and that varied kissing cousin genres.

Plot Twists: Types of Twists & Why They’re AMAZING for Stories

Plot twists are a way of ‘shaking things up’ with the unexpected to keep the audience engaged. Also, since people have inhaled so much media (books, series, movies, serial podcasts, etc.) they’re much better at predicting the plot points and guessing the ending.