In various Facebook writing groups, I’ve seen people ask several times why non-native English speakers decide to use it as their fiction language of choice.
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Purple Prose Cause #4: Figuring Things out on the Page
There is nothing wrong with the “pantsing” approach. Getting everything out of your brain and onto the page can be a valuable step in the
Purple Prose Cause #2: Over-application of World-building and Scene-setting
This is the second installment of a series on the causes and fixes for purple prose. If you missed the first post, it’ll help if
Purple Prose Cause #1: A Misinterpretation of the Phrase “Show, Don’t Tell”
My general approach to both writing and editing is less is definitely more. I like tight writing that doesn’t waste any ink or a reader’s
Goals That Work: Hitting a Moving Target
If you haven’t read them yet, check out the other posts in the series. In addition to writing novels, I am always looking for guest
Goals That Work Case Study: How Many Novels per Year?
My first novel, Riftmaker, took over three years to complete, and that is only talking about the first draft. It was just a hobby for