Writing With Juxtaposed Tones

The past few nights, while working on my current WIP, I discovered that I was nearly subconsciously doing something with my prose that was at the same time fascinating as it was a personal best. I wrote using two juxtaposed tones. I will not post the chapter in question on this blog as I amContinue reading “Writing With Juxtaposed Tones”

New Podcast Up: Revision – When You’ve Made a Huge Mistake

In this podcast, Ryan McKinley and I discuss revision.  We discuss the importance of self editing and provide some solid tips on how to maximize your time revising your novel or short story.  How much is too much?  What are some areas that we as writers have the most difficulty with when writing prose?  FindContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Revision – When You’ve Made a Huge Mistake”

NaNoWriMo Tip #11: Wordiness Part 2

It is good practice to write rough drafts without being too wordy as a common exercise so that we can be better writers out of the gate and not have to go back and do so much revision. One of the ways I write when I’m in a hurry and have to get a certainContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Tip #11: Wordiness Part 2”

NaNoWriMo Tip #10: Wordiness (Part 1)

  Over the next few posts, I will comment on the problem of wordiness and how to avoid it.   As writers we try to create the most prolific prose imaginable, but then again some of us try way too hard.  Here are some ways to avoid it:   1.  Speak Your Lines – ReadContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Tip #10: Wordiness (Part 1)”