Category Archive: Writing In General

Nov 26

Shorter Is Better (“That’s what she said.”)

The risqué ol’ joke in my title was too easy to miss. But the truth is still there — especially when it comes to modern fiction. As they say in Hollywood, “Less is more.” In geometry they say, “The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.” In comedy the cleverest joke is the …

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Sep 05


When was the last time you scrolled through your files looking for something, only to have your eye caught by some file you know didn’t belong where it was? But, like most of us, when you’re on an errand looking for something else or in the middle of writing and need a particular file, you …

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Jun 21

Where To Write

Where to write is as important to figure out as when. Like everything else in the writing biz, there are no rules. I once knew a science fiction novelist who did his best work in a Pizza Hut in Ann Arbor, Michigan, when the place was busy and there were noise all around him. A …

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