6 Errors that Kill Dialog

1. Using adverbs in a dialogue tag. If a line contains underlying emotion strong enough, an adverb is unnecessary. “I …Read More

Profile PhotoInstructor-MentorMay 18,20

The Short List for Creating Writing That Would Impress Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway, referring to Death in the Afternoon, said, “If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing, he …Read More

Profile PhotoInstructor-MentorJan 29,18

Death of a Myth

You’ve heard, “Kill your darlings.” Well, I’m here to tell you to “Murder the myth.”  Every writer I meet or …Read More

Profile PhotoInstructor-MentorMar 30,17

To Illustrate or Not to Illustrate Your Children’s Book?

The answer? Don’t. Not because you aren’t good, but because the publisher wants to do it. The Society of Children’s …Read More

Profile PhotoInstructor-MentorMar 30,17

Need to get in the mood?

It often takes time for a writer to get back into writing when they first approach the computer. If that …Read More

Profile PhotoInstructor-MentorMar 30,17

Building a Real Character: The First Step

There are two important questions you should answer when creating a character; two for the antagonist and the same two …Read More

Profile PhotoInstructor-MentorMar 30,17


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