Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Excessive and unnecessary explanations can weaken the dramatic and emotional impact of sentences. Learn why explanations are often unnecessary and annoying.
Information on copyright law, fair use doctrine, and creative ways to use song lyrics and poetry in your fiction.
Lack of conflict between characters and lack of emotion-inducing scenes for readers will make stories flat, boring, and tedious. Discover why conflict and emotion are so important to fiction.
Accept the challenge to read at least 12 books in genres unfamiliar to you in 2015.
Explanations for why a work in progress doesn’t read like a published novel. Includes areas to work on to improve a WIP.
Explore today’s news to get inspiration for your fiction. Don’t hesitate to use tidbits from and elements of current stories in your own work.
When you can’t find rules for punctuation or grammar, sometimes simply choosing an option and then being consistent with that choice is all the answer you need.
Editor’s Blog members will meet tonight, Friday, December 5, 2014 at 10 PM Eastern time for a discussion about creating an emotional impact. Available to paid site members. If you haven’t yet joined the Editor’s Blog and would like to, please visit the membership section of the site and click on join/buy. Also available to members, […]
Invest as much in books one, two, and ten as you did in book one. That is, don’t shortchange books beyond the first one.
Just a reminder that Tuesday, November 11, 2014 is the final day the introductory price of $35 (for the first year) will be available. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, the price for first-year membership will be $50. More on Membership. ***