I would wager that most of us do not sit up all night thinking of ways to treat our readers like they’re stupid. Yet, it does happen, and many times I believe it is a very innocent mistake. It’s as if we get so wrapped up in our story that we mentally stumble in that brief span from synapse to keyboard, and inadvertently end up treating our readers like they need a drool cup.
Jun 26 2009
What is Warrior Writer?–"Facing Down the Beast"
What exactly is Warrior Writer? People have been asking this question ever since Bob mentioned the two words together. And, to be honest, that is a good question, and a tough one to answer. …but I’ll try. Some scientists suggest that every experience we humans have from the day we are born is not …
Jun 24 2009
Warrior Writer: Deadly Sins of Writing—Sin #5 The Bog of Back-Story
Today’s blog will help you give life to great characters. How? By teaching you not to kill them.
Jun 17 2009
Warrior Writer: Blood Lessons—Deadly Sins of Writing (Sin #4—P.O.V. Prostitution)
P.O.V. used properly can create entire worlds, and breathe life into characters. Used improperly, it can make your reader feel as if she is being held hostage on a Tilt-a-Whirl—not good.
Jun 11 2009
Warrior Writer: Blood Lessons—Deadly Sins of Writing (1-3)
To believe college English constitutes proper schooling for commercial fiction is like saying Home Economics is proper training for a chef.