March 27, 2017
strong vocabulary

4 Ways to Develop Strong Vocabulary: A Writer's Guide

When writers lack strong vocabulary skills, they miss opportunities to create compelling writing that pulls readers into their story and keeps them there. Do your word skills need […]
March 19, 2017
dumbing down

The Dumbing Down of Literature

Dumbing down is the deliberate oversimplification of intellectual content within education, literature, cinema, news, video games and culture in order to relate to those unable to assimilate more sophisticated information. The phenomenon has plagued the literary community for decades, and […]
March 12, 2017
good writing simile

The Art of Simile: Making Good Writing Great

Description that brings a clear picture into a reader’s mind can make the difference between good writing and great writing. As writers, we’re often tasked with […]
March 5, 2017
author intrusion

Intruder Alert: How to Stop Author Intrusion in Your Prose

Author intrusion can be subtle or hit-you-upside-the-head obvious. As a writer, it’s easy to forget yourself and begin poking your nose in your characters’ business. As editors of our […]