What The Hell Is That Thing?

It's called an AlphaSmart NEO. It's a dedicated word processor with no excess features like internet connectivity, etc. What do I call it? This little thing meant to teach kids to type (you know back when we had to teach kids how to type), is called my first draft machine. Every short story I've written since… Continue reading What The Hell Is That Thing?

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Writing Tips: How to Add Details to Your Story

I wanted to thank Gemma Dupont, at https://gemmadupont.wordpress.com/, for inspiring this article. She commented on a prior post saying: "Well, I have been suggested to add more description as I was expressing more of the action. I so agree that is what I should do, but I am also afraid to over do it with the description in… Continue reading Writing Tips: How to Add Details to Your Story

A Different Way to Look at Plot and Character

I've talked about the structure of plot in a previous article, Writing Tips: Science and Six Plots, and so instead of delving further into structure, the intention of this article is to explore the relationship of plot and character and whatever nuance may arise from these two concepts. I've come to this topic as a… Continue reading A Different Way to Look at Plot and Character

Finding Your Writing Voice

Many authors are in pursuit of a unique voice when they first start writing. They are in awe of the inexhaustible ways professionals write and desire to mimic that uniqueness. There is also an equal and opposite problem affecting these beginners that is ubiquitous. Everyday we are bombarded with language from our peers, from television, from… Continue reading Finding Your Writing Voice

Roles of a Writer: The Advertiser

Advertisers are the image presenters of the company. They ensure the company's brand has an overall cohesiveness, and more than that, actively try to draw customers to invest in the product. As such there are lessons for writers to learn from advertisers this article will limit those lessons to submitting work, advertising with social media,… Continue reading Roles of a Writer: The Advertiser