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 [...]

World Building For Beginners

World Building For Beginners

If you've ever attempted to write a high fantasy story, you may have encountered the dreaded experience of world building. Actually, there are many genres that require world building besides high fantasy, but this sticks out as being one of the largest genres where writers have trouble getting that perfect feeling for their world. I [...]