Unless you use restraint with fantastical elements, you'll lose the aura of mystery.
Telling a story is one thing, but how you tell it is another.
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.
Hot take: words are made up, don't use them.
What to do when your wordcraft is dooming your story's chances.
Nothing good happens in an interlude.
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.
The term “prescriptivism” gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean?
Most writers will seek out editing at some point, but what kind of editing should you get?
Behold, an introduction, a beginning if you will, and we shall, heretofore, lay out the topic.
A phrase that sounds perfectly harmless to one person can be deeply unsettling to another.
Where we break our prose at any level affects how it feels.
Confusing info dumps and lack of plot focus make this a disorienting opening.
Behold, a podcast with emotions so deep you can feel them in your bones!
Boring or inconsistent metaphors can drag your story to a halt.
It takes practice to figure out how to create a strong impression and make every word count.