The original version of this article appeared on Our Write Side in 2017, but that website no longer exists. This version has been broken into
On March 12, I was free of my rigorous German coursework (mandatory to stay in the country) and was done with my annual curriculum writing,
I’ve now edited several books and stories written by others (though not all have made it to print). It’s made me sensitive to words that
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.
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
This is the third installment in my series about purple prose and strategies for editing it out of your writing. You can read this one