As I go about my usual business wasting time on social media, I often come across excellent articles on the… Read more What’s in my pocket? Resources for writers
Every writer gets the blues from time to time. You know what I mean: the pervasive feeling that what you’re… Read more How to overcome the writing blues
Writing characters with mental illnesses can be a challenge. Authors must do some amount of research to be sure they’re… Read more 4 pitfalls to avoid when writing about mental illness
Instead of dissecting the symbolism and thematic significance of a poem, this series is meant to be a practical discussion… Read more Portraying character in fiction: Lessons from J. Alfred Prufrock
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Creating effective character descriptions can be difficult. You can bore the reader with too much description, but if it’s used… Read more How do I write effective character descriptions? (part 1)
The present tense is a controversial subject among writers. You’ll hear people who love it and people who vow never… Read more Should writers use the present tense?
I’ve often heard people who give writing advice say “don’t write a prologue.” If I were someone qualified to give… Read more On beginnings: The prologue to The Name of the Wind
Stephen King has some wonderful first lines, that both hook the reader and skillfully capture the essence of the book.… Read more On Beginnings: Stephen King’s first lines
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