I cannot and will not live in a world without contractions – It ain’t normal

Technical and academic writing are banes to creative writing for a few reasons. Today, I'd like to talk about contractions. Bottom line - unless you are Queen Elizabeth II or Data, they are a part of everyone's speech and should be a part of your writing. The absence of contractions in dialogue and first-person POV … Continue reading I cannot and will not live in a world without contractions – It ain’t normal

He began to write a blog post

I hate platitudes - like, really hate platitudes. There was one that I didn't mind until I saw it hanging over the desk of a boss I couldn't stand. I hope she got a nasty paper cut when she hung it up. Do or do not. There is no try. -- Yoda Now I can't … Continue reading He began to write a blog post

Once a week…

You've probably all seen this, but if not... Thankfully, Scrivener files don't burn - I assume. I love my Mac too much to try. WR

Wandering around Wordpress…

When I started this blog, I made a list of mistakes I've made, that I saw from new writers in school, and that I see now in traditional and self-published books. The list was wimpy.┬áPulling things out of my brain all at once takes┬ámore effort than I can muster. That's why I don't write flash-fiction. … Continue reading Wandering around WordPress…