Nink ~ Code-Switching: More Than Just Slang

In today’s fast-paced society, it’s extremely common to shorten or truncate language in order to get a message across quickly and efficiently. We can see this penchant for abbreviation in things like the 250-character tweet or text messages filled with linguistic [...]

By |2022-07-04T17:51:54-04:00July 5, 2022|July-2022, Nink|Comments Off on Nink ~ Code-Switching: More Than Just Slang

Nink: Using Core Values to Strengthen Characterisation

As a writer you will know that the key to memorable, engaging fiction is believable characters that readers can relate to. But how can you dig deep into your characters to make sure that they are as real to your reader [...]

By |2022-06-13T23:55:19-04:00June 24, 2022|June-2022, Nink|Comments Off on Nink: Using Core Values to Strengthen Characterisation

Nink: Writing Consistently ~ One Writer’s Journey to Stop Writing Faster and Write Smarter

Writing faster seems to be something that is dominating the conversation around writing lately. Like many of you I’ve been a working writer for 25 years and have had more than 100 books published. I’ve always been a “quick” writer compared [...]

By |2022-06-13T23:46:11-04:00May 21, 2022|May-2022, Nink|Comments Off on Nink: Writing Consistently ~ One Writer’s Journey to Stop Writing Faster and Write Smarter

Nink: We Need to Talk About COVID

As we enter our third year of the pandemic, writers of contemporary fiction face a dilemma: to write about the coronavirus or not.* In the past, diseases have formed a backbone for artistic storytelling—tuberculosis in La Bohème, for example, or AIDS [...]

By |2022-05-10T18:24:51-04:00April 5, 2022|April-2022, Nink|Comments Off on Nink: We Need to Talk About COVID

Nink: Selecting a Plot Structure that Works for You

This article, written by Troy Lambert, is from the March 2022 edition of Nink, the monthly newsletter of Novelists, Inc.  (NINC). Nink, which is packed each month with informative articles for career novelists, is a benefit of NINC membership.  Plot structures [...]

By |2022-08-04T01:22:37-04:00March 5, 2022|March-2022, Nink|Comments Off on Nink: Selecting a Plot Structure that Works for You
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