Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Blog Tour Stop: How Your Narrative Distance Affects Show, Don't Tell

Hi gang!

Today's stop on the Better Fiction Blog Tour visits Romance University to show How Your Narrative Distance Affects Show, Don't Tell (with another chance to enter to win a ten-page critique). Come on over and say hello!

Note: It's up! Just a technical glitch, but all is well and you can head on over.

In case you missed them, here are the other stops so far on the tour:

August Tour
Where to Find Ideas at Query Tracker
The Benefits of Story Structure at Writability
Stuck on Your Novel? Start With the Ending at Jami Gold's blog
Using Internal Conflict to Create Plot at Writers in the Storm
Is Your Novel Character or Plot Driven? at Lynn Coulter's blog 
Finding the Balance Between Hooking Readers and Setting up the Story at Romance University
5 Common Plotting Mistakes to Avoid When You're Writing a Novel at The Write Life 
5 Reasons Your Plot Stalled at Jody Hedlund's blog
Discovering Your Novel's Hook at Publishing Crawl

September Tour
How to Cut Words From a Too-Long Manuscript at Now Novel 
How to Stay Organized During a Revision at Writers Helping Writers
Is Your Story Structure Working at Query Tracker
How to Balance Your Backstory at Jami Gold's blog
Different Types of Revisions at Middle Grade Mafia
How to Create an Editorial Map at Marcy Kennedy's blog
Keep Your Readers Hooked by Dropping the Right Clues at Mystery Writing is Murder
Are You Making These 3 Common Revision Mistakes? at Live Write Thrive
How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo: Your 4-Week Success Plan at The Write Life
5 Reasons Planning for NaNoWriMo Can Help You Hit Your 50,000-Word Goal at Write Now! Coach
5 Reasons Your Revision Isn't Working at Writers in the Storm

October Tour
A Ten-Step Guide to Plotting a Practice Novel at Writer Unboxed
Stop Explaining Your Story (And Start Showing It) at Query Tracker
4 Tips for Preventing Flat Descriptions at Jami Gold's blog
5 Ways to Plot Your Novel at Jennifer Blanchard's blog
Why I Use Adverbs as Placeholder Words at Writability
Fixing Fatal Flaws in a Half-Finished Manuscript 
How Your Narrative Distance Affects Show, Don't Tell


  1. This may seem an odd question, but I'm having issues with Rafflecopter. I thought it was possible to comment and enter at each "blog stop," but Rafflecopter is telling me I have 1 entry and not allowing me to register any more. Am I missing something? Cookies in my browser or something? Thanks, and I'm really enjoying the posts!

    1. It's not you, I thought that same thing when I setup the contest, and apparently I misunderstood how it worked. Rafflecopter only lets you have one entry per contest. Sorry about that!

  2. Hello, The link to the article is no longer working so may I ask if you have a copy of it I would be able to look at please. Thanks, Ash

    1. Unfortunately, that site is no longer around. But here's a post on this site on the same topic:

    2. Its a shame the website has gone but thank you for the link. I must also add that your website is a treasure trove of information for aspiring authors (myself included) and is, I think, the number 1 website on writing fiction.

    3. It really is. They were one of my favorites for years. Aw, thank you!

      Um (she begins sheepishly), at the risk of sounding tacky, The Write Life is actually taking nominations for the top writing blogs. You could mention that to them if you'd like :) I'd certainly appreciate it.

    4. Thank you for the link: also you have an amazing website, a real treasure trove for (aspiring) writers.

    5. Most welcome, and thanks so much!