This will take you out of the www.richardharland.net website and into the www.wriitngtips.com.au website. To get back to www.richardharland.net, click on the link at the bottom of every writing tips page that says
Richard Harland's author site
and it'll take you back to my home page.
The writing tips website ismy big community service for beginning writers, aspiring writers--and even experienced writers, according to the feedback I've been getting. It's a free guide to writing fantasy and SF - speculative fiction in general. It took me 4 months to produce, and it's as long as a short book, containing everything you need to know, from building suspense to point of view, from creating characters to developing action, from dialogue to setting, from climaxes to revision - and not forgetting the business of getting published (how to do it, how the system works, how to self-promote, etc.)
Or at least, it contains everything I know!
The main sections are:
I. GOOD WRITING HABITS (and good revising habits)
II. THE ELEMENTS (Action; Setting; Dialogue; and presenting the inner thoughts of characters)
III. CHARACTERS (including Point of View)
IV. STORY (telling a story; and momentum, pacing)
V. LANGUAGE (style, names, special ways of using language)
VI. GETTING PUBLISHED (and things to do after publication)
There's also a total continuous PDF file for downloading and printing.
So click here and check it out!
WRITING TIPS: ENTER HERE
And for getting back to this www.richardharland.net site, remember, look for the link that says < richard harland's author site >. It's at the bottom of every writingtips page just like the one at the bottom of this page ...