Monthly Archives: June 2014

Description — Too Much or Too Little?

The amount of description used varies from story to story, from author to author. To an extent it’s a matter of preference for the reader. Some readers may prefer writing packed with description, others may prefer bare bones. I’ve always … Continue reading

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Submission Tracking

I’ve always lacked organizational skills for as long as I can recall. Despite being a decent student when I was a kid, report cards would always come back with a comment about saying something like, “Robert would be helped by … Continue reading

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Get to Know Your Character

I read a lot about writing techniques, probably too much. Whenever the topicĀ gets to characters, there will inevitably be a section that advises to “Get to Know Your Character.” Getting to know your characters is a good thing. They are … Continue reading

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Washington Anythings

The whole Washington Redskins name controversy is baffling. Forget for a moment the debate about whether “redskins” is offensive (although I’m not sure how you could even try to make an argument while using the word). Forget the whole bit … Continue reading

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