One Writer's Journey

August 9, 2018

Rules and writers have a love/hate relationship. We adore them when they work for us and make writing easier. We hate them with a fiery passion reserved for the person who ate the last piece of chocolate when they impede our sense of artistic reason. There are many lis...

June 15, 2017

Subtext is a tricky beast to tame, but once you’ve mastered it, a whole new world of nuance opens up. Subtext is the meaning behind the words. The themes and messages that lay beneath what is being said. Actors study subtext to convey the emotion behind the words they...

April 20, 2017

Point of view is probably one of the trickiest and most vital choices a writer makes for any story. It determines how the reader will view the story. No viewpoint is inherently better than another. There are pros and cons to each of them. Some writers tend to stick wit...

April 13, 2017

 Words that every writer hates to hear. Part of our job is to create something fresh and new. Clichés can be an indication of stale writing but are also an invaluable tool in the writer's toolbox. Most writing guru's will tell you to avoid clichés. To cut them out of y...

January 12, 2017

The title speaks for itself. Being a writer, I’m supposed to market myself and part of that is doing this social media thing. Up until now, I’ve limited my platform to Facebook, Twitter, and a website that, let’s face it, I rarely use. Since we’re starting a new year,...

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