Wisdom for Writers

Like your bedroom, your writing room should be private, a place where you go to dream. Your schedule — in at about the same time every day, out when your thousand words are on paper or disk — exists in order to habituate yourself, to make yourself ready to dream just as you make yourself…

Techniques to Cure Wordiness

Earlier posts in this series I’ve tackled redundant modifiers, redundant word pairings, and hedges and intensifiers. Have you mastered those tips? My latest entry in this Techniques to Cure Wordiness series is one a majority of writers can benefit from—this is rock-solid advice, right here: Replace wordy expressions with single words.  Smarter guys than me have…

So You Want to Write Your Story?

One of the greatest perks of the writing life for me is sharing with and learning from other writers. I soak up all I can. I also love to share suggestions. Truly, when anyone writes, I get jazzed about it. You there! Pick up a pencil! Write your story down! A friend recently took on…