The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Category Archives: Romances; also, novels with Fabio covers

WIP It Good–September 1 to January 1

So I’ve written love letters to editors (The evil secret to ALL WRITING – editing is everything) and taken my red pen to the first page of many novels. Three … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

Top 9 reasons to write in first-person plural

Why nine? Because Top 10 lists are popular, and therefore Boring. But listen closely, for the case is strong for writing in the first-person plural, which we thought at first … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 6 Comments

Do not look upon your #NaNoWriMo word count and despair, for there is hope

Say it’s your first time writing a novel, and you’re a smidge behind. On the 15th of November, you should’ve hit 25,000 words. Do not despair. Also: For those who’ve burned vacation … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 7 Comments

Six easy ways to improve NaNoWriMo

Writer peeps tell me they’re doing NaNoWriMo, which is Esperanto for “I’m trying to write a novel in a single month, and I’m 10k behind already, so I’ve quit my … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 14 Comments

Give me something, something I can read

I’ve got a long road trip and 10 days of no exercise allowed after a spot of surgery (it’s not a tumor!). So I need things to read. You know, book-like … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 25 Comments

Why creativity gets squashed like a bug

Oh, everybody says they want something new and creative. But as this article from Slate shows, even places that are supposed by be hotbeds of artistic and creative genius, like … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · 6 Comments

Mixed Writing Arts is to writing as MMA is to fighting

Since the dawn of time, writers have spent their lives toiling in their own secret tribes and guilds, each clan claiming to have mastered the One True Art. Copywriters swore … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

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