Monthly Archives: March 2013

What’s Black And White And Red All Over?

What’s black and white and red all over? (No typo. I do mean red, not read.) Do you know? Neither do I. Check out the resource in the next tip to find out. See you Monday, at the Write time

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Straight No Chaser

Today’s tip comes direct to you, straight no chaser.

Posted in Creative Writing, Editing, Tips

Just The Facts Again

A tip so simple, no commentary required.

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Just The Facts

No commentary today, just the facts.

Posted in Creative Writing, Rhetorical Devices, Tips, Writers Resource

Can You See The Forest Or Just The Trees?

Today’s tip may seem obvious, but sometimes the obvious is not self evident. Most authors pour their heart and soul into their work and are often so vested they can’t see the forest, for the trees. (Eek! Did I just

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Will The Dark Night Rise Again?

I absolutely love the Dark Night Trilogy.  As sinister as this sounds, I almost find myself cheering for the bad guys. It’s not that I don’t want Batman to win, of course I do. The Dark Night is this brave

Posted in Characterization, Creative Writing, Tips

Convoluted on Turbo

I read a book once, whose title shall remain nameless, to protect the guilty. The author used the word convoluted at least once sometimes more on each page. Needless to say, I was not able to finish this convoluted story.

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Dinner With Hannibal Lecter

There’s considerable debate among writers regarding passive and active voice. At one extreme, some say passive voice is unquestionably not permissible. Others believe a sprinkle here and there is not a big deal. I hope we can all agree that over

Posted in Active Voice, Editing, Passive Voice, Tips

Be An Activator

The task of editing your work in progress can be less daunting when you begin with an easy quick fix. Break this task down into manageable parts. THINK ABOUT IT: THIS SIMPLE TWEAK CAN SIGNIFICANTLY ELEVATE YOUR PROSE. Eliminate the passive.

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So Cliche

As I sat down to create this post,  I told myself don’t put off until tomorrow, what you can do today. How fitting since today’s tip addresses cliches. The extraordinary wordsmith that I’d like to believe myself to be :-),

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