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The Use of “Said”

I really like this post by Melissa Eskue Ousley regarding the use (and potential overuse) of said as a dialog tag. I am firmly in the camp of those who believe that dialog tags should typically be small and unobtrusive. Yes, said may be boring, but it’s very...

The Easiest Writing Tip Ever

Following is an article with a surprisingly good writing tip. As the author indicates, it’s a very simple, and yet I never really thought it before reading her post. Still, it appears to makes a lot of sense. Check out her advice and decide for yourself. The...

R.E.W.R.I.T.E.R.

After taking time off to enjoy the holidays and then struggling with the flu for nearly two weeks, I am happy to report that I am finally back at it. For those of you interested, I am currently working on editing book three in the Bobby Ether series, while...

Editing Blues

More and more, I am coming across interesting articles from other authors about the creative process. Here is one about editing. I really like the comparison Madison draws between cleaning your house and editing your manuscript—you may not want to do it, but it needs...

Why Talent Isn’t Enough

I just came across this fantastic post from Jody Hedlund and found it worth sharing. I couldn’t agree more that rejection serves as a much needed reality check for beginning writers. It most certainly helped motivate me and continues to push me to become the...