5 Oddly Specific Writing Tips

Stephen King tells us that "if you don't have time to read, you don't have the tools you need to write." While I've never read a Stephen King novel, I do believe he's right. Creative writing classes often reiterate the same lessons. Write every day. Avoid adverbs. Murder your darlings. But when you read, and … Continue reading 5 Oddly Specific Writing Tips

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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry: A Bit of a Browbeater

I usually pull positive excerpts from books. This week, I decided to nitpick a bit. I wanted to like the book My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, but there were two elements to the narrative that made it difficult for me to engage with the story. First up: the Imagination Bruiser I love unusual verbs, visual … Continue reading My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry: A Bit of a Browbeater