Negative Description

How to Write a Book

Sometimes when describing a thing, it is almost easier to describe what it is not.

Bringing Your Scene to Life through Action

Have you ever read a story that starts with a character sitting in a still forest, just thinking?  They’re almost always dull. I’ve read, and rejected, thousands of them for publication.  Why?  Because the whole darned story is just sitting there, doing nothing, too. So we’re trained as writers to avoid such scenes, to start […]