Okay, this is a long post. Just warning you. This good news is you can just read the highlights in bold to get the gist
I’ve been experimenting with layering as a way to develop a scene. One aspect of layering I find helpful is how it can focus on
“How do I write this story?” Take a deep breath. Writing a novel or short story starts with writing one word. Then one sentence. Then
Geez, “telling” gets treated like like the weird kid at school, but it’s an important tool in the writing and editing process. Stop harassing it!
Semicolons. I think of them as the yellow on a traffic stoplight. But I admit it. I love using the semicolon. When I write a
I always think of my first draft as a lump of clay I’ve been working on for only a few minutes. It’s wet and soggy