February 23, 2015

A mistake that many beginning writers make is giving their readers too much backstory. They load their first few chapters with details about their character’s past. We hear about the nun they hated in Catholic school and the girl who dumped them in the eleventh grade a...

November 17, 2014

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 whole life thinking it is stupid.” So, how does that apply to the writing life? There is no better way to learn how to write well than t...

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