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.
For instance, you shouldn't need vague and unexplained magic to justify why people are fighting.
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?
Most writers will seek out editing at some point, but what kind of editing should you get?
Some storytelling habits don't translate from the screen to the page.
Behold, an introduction, a beginning if you will, and we shall, heretofore, lay out the topic.
Readers need to know things to understand your story.
How to put words on paper?
Tense scenes make for tense stories.