Category: Tips for Writers

  • FOR WRITERS: Assertive Writing

    FOR WRITERS: Assertive Writing

    “I have great faith in fools—self-confidence my friends will call it.” Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia One of the easiest ways to make your manuscript stronger is to practice assertive writing. Practicing Word economy can improve your writing, make your editors happy, and create narrative drive. What do I mean when I say to practice assertive […]

  • The Art of Narrative Momentum

    They say to be a good writer, you need to be a good reader. Until recently, it never occurred to me that this should include both fiction and nonfiction (excepting for the better books on writing). Many of you are probably saying “Duh”… but writers hear me out, because Moneyball by Michael Lewis provides a great study in something […]