Clever characters. They’re funny, they’re fun, but are they hurting your story?
The life cycle of the short story – Part Two. Shopping the same story more than once, derivative works, and digital rights.
The life cycle of the short story – Part One. How long do you wait to edit with fresh eyes? How many rejections before revisions? Let’s consider.
Hooks. Many use them to ensnare readers, but is there danger in leaning on them too much?
This week I’m joined by guest Chris Stump to take a different approach on the book versus movie debate.
This week I’m joined by guest Judy DeGeorge to talk about online versus in-person peer review. Which is better for you?
Topic: The modern short story market
Summary: How marketable is the modern short story, and why are they not as popular as their longer counterparts?
Topic: Pop authors writing advice
Summary: Just because an author struck gold and became popular, are they automatically qualified to offer writing advice?
Topic: A different take on show vs tell
Summary: We all know that the rule is to show rather than tell in fiction. But are there times when telling works better?
Topic: Contractions in dialogue and narrative
Summary: I explore what defaulting to the use of contractions or failing to use contractions could mean to readers.