Category Archives: genre writing

PROPER ENGLISH AIN’T PROPER WRITING

Not to insult anyone, but I’ll bet I’m going to. Over the many years I’ve written and helped oversee a writer’s critique group, I’ve notice something very odd. English majors, teachers, etc.,  have a hard time writing fiction. Now, before … Continue reading

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CREATING CHARACTERS FOR TODAY

Wow, that sounds like I might know a whole lot about this subject, doesn’t it? Well, I didn’t, mostly ’cause I’m really not a today character myself. So, it’s important that I figure out how to create people who can … Continue reading

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