As a successful writer, he must have something useful to tell us, right?
Don't describe scenes as though you're taking a photograph.
The best description conveys the right tone, is easy to imagine, and makes the world feel alive.
If you don't describe the right things in right order, it can break immersion and jar readers.
Hot take: words are made up, don't use them.
Author Peter Watts has an engaging voice and a reckless disregard for accuracy.
What to do when your wordcraft is dooming your story's chances.
Sometimes you can just tell that the story you’re reading has come to a screeching halt.
For instance, you shouldn't need vague and unexplained magic to justify why people are fighting.
Nothing good happens in an interlude.
Why are writers so bad at writing about writing?
The last thing you want is prose that makes action feel like a slog.
What is that last line even for?
Due to the linear nature of spacetime, stories have to start somewhere.
Confusing new terms can make readers feel jarred and overwhelmed.
Prologues are almost always meaningless and disconnected mistakes.
The worst story ever written... or is it?