Guiding Your Reader’s Eye: The Choreography of Perception, Part Two

Guiding Your Reader’s Eye: The Choreography of Perception, Part Two

 Doing More with Less By WTP Writer Richard Wertime Woven Tale Press writer Richard Wertime reflects on the craft of fiction in an ongoing series of craft notes Read Part One here ~ When we’re writing synoptically—“sketchily,” that is—and wish to move on to parts of a story we intend to treat more fully, we…

Writing Dialogue: Errors to Steer Clear of

Writing Dialogue: Errors to Steer Clear of

(and Some Principles to Bear in Mind) By WTP Writer Richard Wertime Woven Tale Press writer Richard Wertime reflects on the craft of fiction in an ongoing series of craft notes Let’s begin by remembering— Effective dialogue in fiction is a created artifact; it is not a mere transcription of “things actually said.”  Our “go-to”…

What Are They Talking About?

What Are They Talking About?

“Listening in” and Playing Catch-up: Writing (and Reading) Dialogue By WTP Writer Richard Wertime Woven Tale Press writer Richard Wertime reflects on the craft of fiction in an ongoing series of craft notes “I mean, like—y’know?…” It’s not fresh news to any writer of experience that readers of fiction are forever playing “catch-up.” Suspense—again, grounded,…

Reflecting on Metaphor

Reflecting on Metaphor

Giving a Metaphor Space to “Breathe” and Related Considerations By WTP Writer Richard Wertime Woven Tale Press writer Richard Wertime reflects on the craft of fiction in an ongoing series of craft notes                                                I saw her once Hop forty paces through the public street. And having lost her breath, she spoke, and panted,…