Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Taking lessons, the positive and the negative, from movies and TV.
Fill in your fictional landscape so characters don’t seem to be living in a vacuum, alone and oblivious to the people and objects surrounding them.
Tips for a mix of writing situations you might have trouble with including weaved or wove, may or might, and set or sit.
A look at words, punctuation, and writing elements that can be safely excised from novels, creating more memorable fiction.
A writer asks about comma use with dependent clauses. Includes details about comma use for subordinate clauses before, after, and in the middle of independent clauses.
A writer asks how much back story is too much.
Know when to quit when searching for obscure grammar and punctuation rules.
There’s no need to feel guilty for borrowing tips and taking advice from other writers. Writing is a craft, with tools and techniques passed from writer to writer.
Celebration of a milestone—thank you for reading The Editor’s Blog.
Tips for putting characters into motion with habits and physical movement without disrupting the main action of a story.