Writing Is Your Job

Are you a published writer who earns enough from putting your wordsmithy out there to live off it? Then you're one of the few lucky scribblers who managed to swim up on the other shore of the treacherous Amazon river (pun intended) and you can go applaud yourself. This blog post, however, is for the …

Impactful Fiction

Fiction always had and continues to have a great inpact on humanity. It's shaped our history, our language, our philosophies and religions, our imagination and our perception. Every work of fiction has the potential to impact at least one person's trajectory through life, if only by enriching his experience, and that's one of the top …

Halftimes in Fiction

I've heard so many writers complain that they hate writing middles, and have a hard time keeping the tension up and the stakes high throughout the entire story. They talk about sagging middles, saddle seats, plot valleys, and so on. They're afraid to drop the tension in the middle. Scared of it. Terrified of the …

Feasibility Matters

We naturally follow a "what's in it for me" law in everything we do, be it the pursuit of a hobby (fun overweighs the cost), a job (money overweighs the effort) or an investment (gain overweighs the risk). Even if we're not aware of it, we're always performing this comparison in our minds, and logically …

Warning: Editor Inside!

Don't you just hate the feeling that something's terribly wrong with exactly this paragraph, but you can't pinpoint it? It's the wording, and possibly the sentence length. Or is it the punctuation? By God, it's not the words, it's the meaning behind them! It's not conveying the right mood, and you don't know how the …