August 29, 2016
good adverbs

Good Adverbs for Unapologetically Good Writing

I know what you’re thinking: How can there be such things as good adverbs? After all, great writers like Stephen King revile them. His opinion on […]
August 21, 2016
defending your writing from trolls

Defend Your Writing Without Turning Yourself into a Troll

I read a well-written article by fellow Medium writer Pete Ross about how people are offended by the occasional curse word. He nobly defends his fellow writers […]
August 15, 2016

Writing in the Dark: A Technique for Explosive Prose

Need to add impact to a pivotal scene in your novel? Try writing in the dark. Anyone who’s studied the effects of sensory deprivation knows they […]
August 8, 2016

Write Fast Now. Write Better Later.

Sometimes, I write fast. Other times, not so much. In fact, some days the tick of the clock in my office seems as horrible as Chinese water […]
August 1, 2016
first-time authors

Uncomplicated Advice for First-Time Authors

First-time authors have a lot on their plate. So, if you’ve just finished your first novella, short story collection, or novel, and you’re ready to shop […]