Much Ado About Word Count

Much Ado About Word Count

Our entire academic life we are taught to hit a word count, to fill the void on the paper with meaningless jibber jabber until we hit that magic number that is the word count. And then you get to graduate school and they tell you they want you to "be concise", and get to the [...]

Dialogue versus conversation | The difference between good fiction and bad?

Dialogue versus conversation | The difference between good fiction and bad?

I've yet to watch Justified, the modern day western tv show that this article claims has the best dialogue in anything currently being produced, but the article brought up an interesting point: when you are writing dialogue between your characters, the execution is key. If done poorly, it could break your whole story! So how can you [...]

The One Question Every Writer Must Ask Themselves

The One Question Every Writer Must Ask Themselves

What question does every author want their reader to ask when they close their book? It invokes the fundamental nature of the storyteller. This question has existed since man could first articulate with a spoken language, and maybe even a little longer. This question is the most important question a reader can ask, and every [...]

A writer’s block

A writer’s block

I wrote for the first time in days. I think I was sick of not creating, even though the voices are dead to me now. I hoped that by getting something down on paper I would reawaken the trance that I so often felt when I was in the throws of my depression. And I [...]