Tag: writers


A Word to Amateur Authors

My friends, my pals, my buddies, my fellow writers: Stop putting yourself down because some professional author with three best sellers writes better than you. Writing is a difficult skill that takes persistence and time to master. It takes writing bad books, then mediocre books, before you can finally write the good books, and then eventually the amazing books. (And often rewriting the same book … Read More A Word to Amateur Authors


Every scene furthers the plot.

Some writers confuse “you must further the plot with every scene” with “heavy plot handling must happen constantly.” (Which is a shame, because the latter is not only incorrect, but can make your character’s interactions stiff and boring.) It’s okay to let your characters joke. It’s okay if they get off track of the plot relevant conversation. It’s okay if not every scene is … Read More Every scene furthers the plot.