Helpful stuff, no BS, just the way you want it.
Here's a collection of some of the things I've picked up over the years. Most are from my personal experience as a writer and then editor. I filed the serial numbers off most of the stories. It's to protect the innocent and guilty alike!
I will be adding to this page as topics occur to me, so feel free to bookmark and check back to see what's new.
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- Present Tense Fans
- Naming Characters
- The Eyes Don't Have it
- Avoid This Stuff
- Top Reasons for Rejections
- Bestseller ≠ Good Writing
- Pros Behaving Badly
- Words I Never Want to See Again
- How Not to Write Dialog
- Desperately Seeking Cover Blurbs
- Make it an EPIC fail!
- Bad Dreams, Worse Wakings
- No Trolls, Please, We're Writers
- Help Wanted: Editor
- Publishing Re-invented!
- When NOT to Hire an Editor