Sometimes writers just want a simple answer to a technical question, but everyone is telling them different things.
In the land between writer and reader, there lies the copy editor.
It probably won’t surprise you that there’s a lot of writing advice out there.
You can't create emotional impact by telling readers what to feel.
You asked me to critique The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, so here we are.
Beta reading is a critical part of the writing process.
Readers have a lot to learn during an opening, and somehow they have to learn it while being entertained.
Bring your readers closer to feeling like the story is happening to them.
A hand with all of the fingers the same length.
Stories need conflict, and when that conflict comes in the form of physical violence, it’s time for a fight scene.
Master perspective before it masters you.
We see these issues over and over again during editing.