“Show don’t tell” is probably the most commonly given advice in writing. So why is it so important?
Bad feedback will ruin a wonderful story. Learn to recognize bad advice.
Keep word crutches from ruining your writing. Tips for eliminating overused words and phrases
Despite being decades old, Dwight Swain’s motivation-reaction technique is still relevant. Every time something feels off in the prose, the improperly constructed MRU is usually to blame.
Learning to give better critiques will not only make you more valuable as a critique partner, it will also give you a set of tools to evaluate the feedback you receive.
No matter how great your plot is, bad prose will sink it fast.
Mark your Calendars. #QuerySwap is coming June 1, 2017
The most frequent problem I see with drafts written in first person is the overuse of I-construction sentences, or its close cousin, “me” as object.
Simple tips for raising the stakes and creating more tension in your manuscript.
The unlikeable protagonist. Tips for writing jerks your readers will love.