November 2020

November Preview

Coming November 1st

in Opal Writers’ Magazine

Here is what you can expect to read in the November issue


& some MIND-BLOWING FICTION for literary aficionados

Show It, Don’t Tell It – How to Spot Telling in Your Drafts

By Suzy Vadori, Best-selling author and Book Coach

The concept of “show, don’t tell” is one of the most misunderstood pieces of writing advice and one of the hardest to implement consistently in both fiction and non-fiction. Showing readers what’s happening in your scene instead of telling them is simple, right? It’s not. Even if you’ve been writing for a long time, telling is a hard thing to spot in your own writing and takes practice to eliminate…

Creating Emotionally Rich Characters Through Trauma

By Allison Gorner, Short story author and screen writer

The characters we create don’t come into being on the first page of the manuscript, they need backstories full of brokenness, just like us. The emotional events in a character’s past will determine the decisions she makes, how she acts, and the lies she tells herself. Putting those pieces back together again creates a stronger, more beautiful character. Khalil Gibran, a Lebanese poet, said, “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

The Writer’s Home Office:
Setting Goals
for Your Writing Space

By Barbori Garnet, Creative Arts professional, writer, artist and musician

How much time do you want to spend writing and working away in your space? The answer to this question will be based in part on what your writing goals are – how many words or pages you want to write each day along with how soon you want to complete a story or project – and what your other time commitments are (family, work, volunteer, etc.). Once you know what your current commitments are and what you want to accomplish in your writing, then you will know how much time, and when, to set aside for writing in your home office…

Article yet to be announced…


of the Networking Web

Digital Marketing Strategist | Speaker | Author & Screenwriter — I grow audiences, influence, and increase sales for speakers, business owners, and authors.


The Great Switch

By Boris Glikman


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