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Get The Tell Out. Suck Less.

You’ve heard it. Betcha you’ve said it too. “Show, don’t tell.” Pfft… Have you ever read a more telling sentence in your life? Exactly. Let’s dissect this integral phrase bandied about like literary shrapnel in creative writing. The basics: don’t

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…He Said. Did He? Really? DID? HE?

I’m here to dispel a myth. Okay, maybe not a myth. Maybe a fantasy. All right, it’s neither myth or fantasy. Geesh you guys are tough. Maybe an anomaly? Perhaps a gargantuan goliath gut-wrenching writerly wrongness. WHATEVER. Yeah, I stretched

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How To Be A Flasher. I Mean How To Write Flash Fiction. Yeah, That.

You: Wait, I don’t even know what Flash Fiction is or how to write it. Me: Are you asking or telling me? You: Uh— Me: Oh, telling me. Awesome! Here’s a quick tip on flashing: Wear next to nothing… Oh damn!

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Wanna Be A Better Writer? Or Not Suck As Much?

Writers who write always want to be writerly writers. Yeah, that sounded like a tongue-twister. It wan’t though. Pay attention. Every writer gets to the intersection of sucktitude-good-better-best-holy shit that’s the diggity in their writing. What? Yes, it’s a five-point

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You So Crazy! From Where Do Your Badass Ideas Come?

I was once told that I’m crazy. It was actually asked in the form of a question, “Why are you crazy?” Seemed like a loaded question. I was hesitant to answer, but eager and ready anyway. Then it turned into

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Mind-Numbing, Ego-Altering, Suckified And Utter Perfection

Writers obsess. It’s endless. We starve ourselves over sentences, paragraphs, and word choices. Don’t lie, dammit, we all do it. All. The. Time. We sit at the intersection of pure sucktitude and perfection, not even looking both ways. We get

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Get The Dread Out Of Your Writing: No Info Dumping

I have been asked, “What’s the best way to add information pertinent to the story without loading it with excessive narration? Should I place it at the beginning? Yeah, that’s probably where, right?” “No.” “Then where? If it’s important to

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To Copyright Or Not To Copyright

Surely, Shakespeare would have asked the same question. It is, after all, very important. As writers, he tirelessly hammer away at our keyboards, poking at the keys hoping to create the best prose we can make up with our vivid

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Idea Machine Part Deux

I recently wrote about how I get the ideas for the stories I write. I mentioned that they come from the world around me; from observance; and, from simply being part of the vastness we call THE UNIVERSE. I said

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The Idea Machine Rolls Into My Head

I’ve often been asked where I get the ideas for some of the outrageous content that I write. “Hey, where’d you get that idea for the story where that one person does that thing to the other person with that

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