May 2021

Tom Swift

2021-05-26T03:25:56+00:00

Around a century ago there was a series of adventure novels starring a hero named Tom Swift. These books were known for using adverbs with conversation tags in order to add extra emphasis: "The airplane is taking off!" Tom said quickly. "We've got to follow it!" Jane agreed enthusiastically. Adding

Tom Swift2021-05-26T03:25:56+00:00

Hack the System

2021-04-30T18:02:42+00:00

Learning the System vs. Learning to Hack it Cory Doctorow wrote a an article called "Rules for Writers" which I keep coming back to. Here's the link at Locus magazine: https://locusmag.com/2020/05/cory-doctorow-rules-for-writers/ Cory's article talks about his experience of two texts: One of the best books of rules for science fiction

Hack the System2021-04-30T18:02:42+00:00

April 2021

The Rules

2021-04-30T18:14:01+00:00

Attend any writing group or writing class and you will probably discuss rules for writers. These are usually some simple things to remember that you can easily jot down in a notebook. Don't start a sentence with a conjunction or preposition. Show, don't tell, etc. These rules can be helpful

The Rules2021-04-30T18:14:01+00:00