The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Tag Archives: books

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

Take this red pen and cut, just so

I’m looking for a few omega readers and editors to take a fresh look at a little something-something. Yes, the literary term is “beta editors,” but that’s not what we’re … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 11 Comments

Reading times for famous book-like objects

Okay, I’m surprised that George R.R.R.R.R.R.R. Martin wins this contest, though for some reason they skipped over Stephen the King, who may be a literary god, but who also can … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 15 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

Six ways to fix NEVER GO BACK by Lee Child

Let’s say it: Lee Child has a Superman problem. His hero, Reacher, is beloved by fans for having the brains of Sherlock Holmes and the body of Conan the Barbarian. … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 8 Comments

Come closer, now, and whisper your MOST EVIL PLANS

My silly blog is now one year old, meaning it doesn’t just crawl anymore. No. It can (a) get to its feet by grabbing the couch, (b) chase teh kitteh … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 8 Comments

You need a TEAM and a PLAN

Call me crazy, but I believe that people should have some sort of plan — based on numbers and science and creativity — rather than copying everybody while praying to … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 8 Comments

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