CRAFT COACHING #1

Craft Coaching with Mark Stay - 28th Sept 2020

STARTS

QUESTION

TOPIC

KEYWORDS

00:01:10

How to write effective and distinct dialogue

Dialogue

Dialogue, slang, jargon, subtext, body language

00:15:33

How do you know when you’ve found your voice?

Voice

voice, feedback, readers, 

00:23:38

Should you edit as you go?

Editing

editing, finishing, first drafts

00:26:09

How many red herrings should I use?

Plotting

red herrings, rule of three, plotting, 

00:31:30

How to find YA beta readers

Beta Readers

Beta readers, Young Adult, YALC, teachers, librarians, 

00:33:43

Writing blurbs for ensemble series

Blurbs

Blurbs, ensemble, Five Man Band

00:37:53

Which POV to use for a fish-out-of-water story?

POV

POV, point of view, fish out of water, first person, third person, tone

00:41:05

Using internal and external conflict in fiction

Conflict

internal conflict, external conflict, drama, character

00:44:48

Using dialogue tags

Dialogue

Dialogue, tags

00:46:26

Asking Beta readers for specific feedback

Beta Readers

Beta readers, feedback

00:47:26

Using physical gestures as character traits

Characters

characters, description, physicality

00:48:24

How many rounds Beta Readers should we use?

Beta Readers

Beta readers, feedback

00:49:35

How to get to the point in a scene

Scenes

Scenes, chapters, pace

00:52:09

What comes first: the idea or character?

Ideas

ideas, characters, 

00:55:21

The pros and cons of jumping straight into the action

Action

action, pace

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