TMI and Checkov’s Gun

Too Much Information. A written form of verbal diarrhea. Unnecessary detail can distract the reader from your plot and story.

While there are successful authors that have what objectively could be called excessive prose, they’re rare. And, generally, if you …

Convention, and why it is important

This is an adaptation from a response to a beta read I just sent.  It’s about convention, and why it’s important if you want people to read, and enjoy, your story…

It’s very challenging to shed your author’s blinders when …

Dealin Wit Feedback

The first rule regarding feedback: don’t talk about feedback always thank the person giving you feedback.  Seriously.  No matter how rude you feel they are, how clueless, how obtuse, just say ‘thank you’ and move on.  Even if you’re paying …