In Description and Setting, Ron Rozelle gives us a few nuggets of writing advice. Check the review I did on his book in the Write Great Fiction series with Readers Digest. Personally, I don’t use colons much in my own writing, but Ron suggests that whenever you do use a colon, you’re settting up your read for something:
- for a description
- a clarification
- an idea
- a list
Ron believes it's one of the best ways for you to call attention to something important in your story. I’m going to give that a go and see if that improves my writing style.
Paula Wynne is the founder of Book Hub. She started Book Hub out of a need to market and promote her own fiction. As well as running Book Hub, Paula is an author with several published books.
Paula's Writers' Resource Series features the following books: Pimp My Fiction: How to Write a Novel with The Ultimate List of Creative Writing Books to Create A Plot & Build Character; A~Z Writers’ Character Quirks: A~ Z of Behaviours, Foibles, Habits, Mannerisms & Quirks for Writers’ to Create Fictional and 101 Writers’ Scene Settings: Unique Location Ideas & Sensory Details for Writers’ to Create Vivid Scene.