April 5, 2017

A First Draft is a First Draft, After All by Diana Flegal

Every story has its beginning, and it’s often a sloppy one. I am a fan of the “literary” writing style. Distinctions of this style might be […]
March 7, 2017

Too Much Detail — by Andy Scheer

Readers don’t always need specific descriptions. In my most recent fiction critique, I told the author he sometimes provided descriptions that were too detailed. What was […]
February 7, 2017

Fun Lessons in Point of View — by Andy Scheer

Some helps for mastering this fiction skill. A new writer said she had trouble grasping the principles of point of view (POV). “Just think of it,” […]
November 29, 2016

Historic Colors, Flavors — by Andy Scheer

Historic Colors, Flavors — by Andy Scheer Looking for authentic 1950s details? As someone who lived through the 1950s and ’60s, if I were writing a […]