What’s A Cliché? Overused Words To Avoid In Your Writing. Pay attention to words that habitually end up on your editing room floor.
How You May Be Sabotaging Your Gift to Write Words That Matter. As writers, we are by our very nature, critical thinkers, but for some reason we don’t think too much about the ramifications of our own counterintuitive self-talk.
Forget theme! Instead ask, “And so, what’s my point?” Theme is something writers often talk about, especially literary writers.
These Stereotypes About Book Lovers Are Absolutely True, And That’s A Good Thing. From grade school onwards, avid readers get a lot of flak.
Setting the Scene for a Good Story. I know you are not supposed to, but I do judge a book, at least whether I am going to buy it or not, based on the picture on the front of the book.
Some blog articles on writing I read this week. The first one listed is by Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, and is particularly interesting.
- Nuts and Bolts: Thought Verbs. In six seconds, you’ll hate me. But in six months, you’ll be a better writer . . .
- 42 Fiction Writing Tips for Writers. The more I explore fiction writing, the more complex and multi-layered it becomes . . .
- Yet Another Good Thing About Outlines. As you know, I’ve been a very reluctant convert to outlining . . .
- 7 Proofreading Steps. Proofreading is the last line of defense for quality control in print and online publishing . . .
- Life and Death: Proofreading Your Novel. Are there more typos in novels these days? . . .