When authors reach across the divide to learn more about the community they wish to capture, in all its nuances, textures and layers, the characters they write will come alive.
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There are ways to anchor the action or suspense in the scene without losing its edge.
Remember, although a software package may sound impressive, you need to make sure it will help your writing journey not hinder it.
Similarly, fiction writers need to conduct due diligence in researching, tracking down information, and in working with others (specialists) so their writing has credibility.
That proposal includes information which never appears in the manuscript yet is critical for the voting members to make a decision about offering you a contract.
Men don’t desire to have problems solved more than woman do, but they have a greater desire to be the one who solves the problem and gets credit for the feat.
Historical settings can bring out the courage in your hero/heroine if you set the stage for heroism.
Before the mouse and colorful user-integrated icons, keyboard shortcuts were the norm. Although their history can be dredged from the chronicles of computer history, it doesn’t make their use any less valuable.
When you constrain your imagination to what a typical woman would have done in a time period, you’ve hamstrung her.
Writing characters against type is a chance to broaden readers’ knowledge and understanding of diverse groups of people in defiance of common stereotypes and clichés.