The Idea of Ideas, part 3

It which I explain the true importance of ideas in writing. Read More...

Presence (stage, screen, or otherwise)

Constructing a gay version of the Bechdel Test... Read More...

A good day to die

Deciding when to end a character... Read More...

Not all reasons are reasonable

How we reach a conclusion... Read More...

(Un)real characters

Pixels or people? Read More...

When something's wrong (with your story)

How to fix your story (and also how not to). Read More...

Deadlines motivate me

Another lesson from NaNoWriMo. Read More...

History is longer than you think

Taking real history into account. Read More...

Misdirect, don't lie or withhold

Don’t be so mysterious that you annoy the reader. Read More...

The dust of daily life

Art isn’t about delivering a message, though messages will be there. Read More...

What's it about?

Can you sum it up in a simple sentence? Read More...

Time doesn't work that way

History and perception aren’t always in agreement. Read More...

One problem with prequels

The flip side of “what’s it mean?” Read More...

My idea of fun

Reading and writing doesn’t seem to do it for some people. Read More...

A pair of…

Examining characterization in a series of books leads to epiphany about real people. Read More...

Books, books, and more books

My relationship with books. Read More...

Running with the Herd

A review that says bad things isn’t necessarily a bad review. Read More...

Gertie Stein Triumphant

A look at the life and influence of author, Gertrude Stein. Read More...