The Rise and Fall of Me – ch. 12/20

You people are mahvelous for putting up with me. More tolerance necessary. ________________________________ Chapter 12:  Devil Is As Devil Does I had finished a relatively successful year and met some new friends in the new school in Penns Grove, but I was keeping in touch with friends from my previous school.  My relationship with one…

The Rise and Fall of Me – ch. 11/20

I’ve been told that I’m good at leaving “cliffhangers.”  I agree. ____________________________________ Sneaky Bastards Are Everywhere When we left Part 10, I had again been fired for something unfair, in my opinion.  Yes, I was in a strip bar, not a crime, but teachers are treated differently than other people I guess.  Yes, I was in…

About Not Not Writing

Don’t worry. This isn’t one of those annoying blog posts that goes something like, “Oh, haven’t written in awhile, been so busy with blah blah blah.” Okay, maybe a little, but I can explain…

Writing 4.6 – Ready to Be a Writer?

Too many writers quit, and that could allow less talented people to get published more often. Each time a writer quits pitching, it allows someone else’s manuscript to get into the hands of an agent or publisher. Maybe you’re just not ready yet.

Writing 4.5 – Editing vs Revising

Readers only know what you tell them. If you don’t tell them why your main character is stalking his neighbors, they won’t care very much about him. If you want that stalker to eventually be sympathetic and win over your readers, then his motivations must be clearly detailed. If not, he’s just another violent, disposable creep.