by Margie Lawson
I confess. I’m in love with the way some authors slip in backstory.
I’m not talking chunks of backstory that sit on your page like cement blocks. The kind of blah blah blah that invites readers to skim.… Read the post
Don't you just love it when a line in a book so good, that you just have to stop reading to appreciate it for a few minutes? Me too. I think that's part of the reason I began writing - to, just once - write one of those sentences.
You can find them scattered throughout books, of course (Jodi Picoult...sigh) But I think they're most often at the very beginning, or the very end of a book.… Read the post
I am uber-impressed with the WITS blog and the WITS bloggers. I’m always honored to be a guest. Thank you!
Most writers know to avoid clichés. Every basic how-to book for writers includes a section on avoiding clichés. Those experts refer to clichés as lazy writing.… Read the post