is not taken seriously by audience
to read over
(Bad hygiene )
hygiene should be observed at all times including in most poetry.
‘I’, proper nouns (names) and beginning of sentences.
the “there, their and they’re” and the “witch, which”
when good hygiene has not been practiced, as long as an infection has
not set in, it is easily rectifiable with a good scrub.
is not working
feels flat and formal
not written as people speak.
compression bandage and condense what your character has to say.
‘ums, heys, and uh?s’ or relevant slang into speech.
type of snake by eavesdropping on conversations and writing what is
spoken in real time. Observe differences between people and the
disregard for full sentences. Adjust your writing accordingly.
ambulance and read out loud what you have written, preferably to someone
body language text.
too much is happening and it does not make sense
or not enough description or action.
deficiency is not immediately evident, track diet, highlight adjectives
blue, nouns yellow and verbs in pink. Try to create a balance of the
writing add action to your descriptions and descriptions around your
like one big mass of words
to read out loud and breathe properly
space and separate into relevant paragraphs by topic or sub scene.
puffer and shorten sentences with too many clauses.
not breathing properly within five minutes call emergency. Add commas
where ever you breathe, when reading out loud.
of the same word within same paragraph.
read this before feel
of this is boring.
of same word
(ticks and splinters)
- After going outside, read it over, search for repeated words, and
up in first aid book and find the word in the thesaurus section. Remove
with tweezers and apply cream.
and tick bights swell slightly to create red areas after a few hours. So
save your reread till the following day if you can’t spot anything wrong
straight after writing it.
to rhyme are inappropriate to poem/lyrics theme.
(Sprained or broken ankle)
for a few days to see if it fixes itself.
- Do gentle stretches; use the thesaurus to find
words that are easier to rhyme or make more sense in context.
stretches do not cure sprain, the ankle may be broken and require an
operation to change the rhyming pattern. Most commonly this operation
from an a, a, b, b pattern to an a, b, a, b one.
can’t tell the characters apart
all have the same personality. Or are too similar in another way.
character comes to start by asking simple questions about their hobbies/personality. Compile answers into a character profile. In it decide what the character’s
personality is, some history and their likes/dislikes. Refer to profiles
when writing to see how they would react to the circumstances.
each of your characters names are different enough.
don’t like it (without reason)
a few days and see if the sniffles pass.
still persists see doctor to diagnose what is actually wrong.
does not make sense
needs to look up words.
are not understandable by audience
by showing the definitions of terms as in terraformed. It hasn’t been
terraformed yet, because it takes ages for a planet to be made
one character who does not know much about the subject so that it can be
explained to that character.
- Add a
glossary or asterix potentially complicated words.
looking suspiciously like info dumps
and not showing
water to area and run for 30 minutes until all telling is washed away.
an alternative scene where you show the facts from the info dump
happening. Eg “she was sun burnt from being at the beach.” Becomes. “She
climbed into the car brushing the sand from her feet. Her swimmers were
already dry from heat and her arms and face, bright red and staring to
severe cases an operation may be needed. Research in to how to proceed
is advised. see http://www.dailywritingtips.com/show-dont-tell/
or other relevant site.
lines throughout document.
to “work out” some of the words
head lice spray in the form of a spell checker.
through with a fine comb to catch any reminders.
the hard to remove ones, which do not show up on word, a google search
regularly until itching stops.