Articles for Writers

Sometimes I write things writers find useful, so to save everyone the effort of searching through old posts for the useful bits, I’ve linked them all here for you.  I hope you find something interesting and helpful.

Article List:

 Flash Fiction: The Novel – Tips and tools to help the writer more effectively write short stories and flash fiction.

Why Do We Read? – The importance of reading to those who intend to write.

The Paragon Predicament – When “perfection” does not make the perfect character, and how to improve with the power of flaws.

Why Are There So Many Ellipses?! – One part rant, one part explanation on the proper and appropriate use of ellipses.

Word Vomit:  Your First Draft – Why first drafts should always suck, and how to use it to your advantage.

Hierarchy of the First Chapter – First Sentence > First Paragraph > First Page > First Chapter; find out how they work together, and how you can use them to your advantage.

Work Flow (Or, “How to Write the ‘Good Bits'”) – Pacing yourself, and the linear vs. vignette approach to writing; which one works for you?

“Writing” vs. “Editing” – Why the most dreaded process is the true “writing”, and why “writing” is creative chaos.

Broad Stroke Description vs. Explicit Detail – Where “write what you know” and “detailed descriptions” become boring prose the reader skips, and how you can keep them invested with well crafted “sketches”.

 

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