Tag Archive | writing craft

The Art and Science of Writing

The Art and Science of Writing

We’ve probably all heard that writing is both an art and a science. Like many endeavors, particularly artistic ones, that is true. But how does that play out in actually trying to write a good story? If you break down those two elements, art and science, it helps to explain the why and the how. […]

Launch!

Launch!

Toward the end of last year, I hinted about upcoming projects I was going to be unveiling on my website. Well, that time has come! I have officially launched my website and my new author mentoring and editing business. I shared a little bit about my own writing journey, and explained what I can do. […]

Prose Matters

Prose Matters

I got into a discussion on Facebook recently about middle-grade fiction and what is and isn’t good writing for middle-grade. Now, I’m far from an expert on that age range literature, but I’ve read enough books and I’ve got enough kids that I have some knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. Anyway, in the […]

Don’t Confuse A Good Story with Good Writing

Don’t Confuse A Good Story with Good Writing

I recently read a book that was so badly in need of editing that I literally dreamed about going through it with a red pen. Don’t get me wrong. It was a good story. The author could spell (or use spellcheck appropriately) and the grammar was good. There were decently developed characters and an intriguing […]