How to be a Better Writer: Manage the Day

If you want to be a better writer, manage the day.

My campus pastor has said that failing to plan is planning for failure. He’s right. Without a plan, you twiddle your thumbs, put your feet up. You go nowhere fast.Continue Reading

How to be a Better Writer: Take a Stand

A writer has to take a stand.

In college writing courses, professors typically warn against making absolute statements. It’s valid advice; there always is a “but” for an absolute. An avoidance of absolute statements, though, does not mean writers shouldn’t take an absolute stand.

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How to Lengthen a Scene

Autumn vineyard - how to lengthen a scene.

Stepping back: yes, lengthening the scene, so awe has a little room to breathe. That courtesy. – Lia Purpura’s “Sugar Eggs: A Reverie”

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