3 Writing Tips Gleaned from Ambrose Bierce

Right now my students are reading Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge“. ┬áThe short story always brings forth different reactions from my students, mostly that some of them see the ending before it hits them, but this is because Bierce is dropping hints throughout the text that illustrate the fact of the surpriseContinue reading “3 Writing Tips Gleaned from Ambrose Bierce”

5 Ways to Reveal Backstory When Writing A Novel

For my latest WIP I spent nearly six months designing a rich backstory complete with six habitable planets, four alien races, culture, pre-history, flora, fauna, and loads of other details that may never make it onto the page in any of the several novels I will write in this series. However, now that I’ve finishedContinue reading “5 Ways to Reveal Backstory When Writing A Novel”