words to write by

Great Rules of Writing - by William Saffire: "Do not put statements in the negative form. And don't start sentences with a conjunction. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. Never use a long word when a diminutive one … Continue reading words to write by

the beginning starts in the middle

Starting a story can be daunting, when you think about all of the characters, their complex relationships, the plot twists, the dramatic action and whether or not you even have a reasonable ending. Give yourself something simple to begin with,and┬ácapture interest by starting in the middle of things - don't get bogged down by unimportant … Continue reading the beginning starts in the middle