writing fiction

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 […]
December 11, 2016
what's in a name

What's in a Name? Character Naming Basics for Authors

Last week I gave you a whole list of fantastic name generators. Then I got to thinking: It’s easy to generate random names, but they need […]
May 2, 2016
your readers shouldn't be annoyed by words

How to Not Annoy Your Readers: Avoiding Repetitive Language

As a writer, you want to keep your readers happy. To do that, you need your writing to flow, taking them effortlessly from line to line […]
March 28, 2016
speak no evil in your writing

Eff This: The Trick to Using Profanity in Your Writing

Using Profanity in Your Writing Stephen King is perhaps one of the most outspoken advocates of using foul language in writing. I once attended a lecture […]