I've written a couple previous articles on beta reading — specifically on how to be a good beta reader yourself, and on figuring out what feedback is the most useful and relevant to you. Giving and taking feedback are both good and necessary skills to have. But once you're ready to show off your story,… Continue reading Beta Reading: How Do I Get Useful Feedback?
Three Essential Principles of Worldbuilding
Worldbuilding can be one of the most intimidating parts of writing genre fiction. Crafting a whole universe unto itself is no easy feat, and it can be especially intimidating if you don't know what you should focus on, and what's never going to make it into your story. Luckily, you have the internet at your… Continue reading Three Essential Principles of Worldbuilding
Exposition, & Why Not All Writing Advice Is Good
By now, I’ve realized that writing advice is mutable. Different tips will go in and out of vogue depending on what new discourse is taking place. When I first began writing years ago, everyone was going about how you shouldn’t put exposition in your narration because that bores the audience. Nowadays I see advice that… Continue reading Exposition, & Why Not All Writing Advice Is Good