Article by Chuck Rothman on how to obtain a word count for a work of fiction ready for submission.
Archive for the ‘The Craft of Writing’ Category
Mistakes commonly made by writers – how to spot them and how to avoid them.
Article by Jerry Oltion on writing strategies.
Lynn Flewelling writes on the basics of query letters.
An article by James Patrick Kelly on writing stronger characters.
Article by Melisa Michaels on how to build a writing career.
An essay by James Patrick Kelly on the writing of his short story ‘Monsters’.
Writerisms describes overused and misused language. In more direct words: find ’em, root ’em out, and look at your prose without the underbrush.
Written by Amy Sterling Casil When we criticise work, we are commenting for the purposes of publishability, and our goal is to help authors to become publishable and published writers. For prose pieces, the following issues are critically important: Plot – does the action make sense? Is what is written moving the story forward? Sometimes, […]
An essay by science fiction writer Poul Anderson on the importance of research, or at least of plain common sense and logical thought, in writing heroic fantasy.