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SIX OF THE BEST… reasons not to write what you know

Recently, a writer friend of mine noted that most of my stories involving heterosexual relationships show those relationships to be post-divorce, strained, or shallow, while the ones with homosexual relationships are wonderful, tender, and life-affirming. [...]

By |January 27th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… ways you can ruin an otherwise-good idea for a genre fiction story

In celebration (or something) of NaNoWriMo, I've written a series of columns full of writing advice and tips. This is one of them. It's NaNoWriMo time, when thousands of people try to bang out a [...]

By |November 5th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments