Category: writing in general

no left turn

I don’t know whether you’re aware of this fact, but writing is a dangerous occupation. Oh, it’s not as though we’e endangered by heavy machinery, stormy seas, or wild tigers. But we all have to cope with what our imaginations do to us. It’s that writer’s creative imagination and focus that gets us into trouble. Writing fiction means that when…

a little editorial snark

Writing experts emphasize the necessity of a writer avoiding anything that affects what’s called “the willing suspension of disbelief.” If you jar the reader out of the dream world that is the story, he may just put the book down. Or throw it against the wall. And never come back.  Here is the first sentence of a book I started…