- Dec 8, 2014
- 4 min
Hook, Line, and Sinker: How to Grab Your Readers with a Great First Sentence
Authors hear it all the time: your first sentence must be great. No pressure, right? It may be a bit of an overstatement to say that your...
- Dec 1, 2014
- 3 min
Smoking without a Filter: How Filter Words are Taking the Fire Out of Your Writing
“She watched as the man pulled a knife from his jacket pocket. She knew that if she didn’t get away now, in the next minute, it would be...
- Nov 24, 2014
- 4 min
Don't Be a One-Draft Wonder
“I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.” ― Shannon...
- Nov 17, 2014
- 2 min
Come Down From that Tree (and write YOUR book)
Einstein has been quoted as saying, “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its...