This is the Weekly post where the Word Nerds share their epic writing fails and things that drive us crazy as readers. 976 more words
Tags » Writing / Voice
One of my favorite exercises during grad school was to write essays that emulated the style of a specific author. My advisor (and all around amazing person and writer), … 759 more words
I love stats. At work we use SalesForce.com which has a billion stat tools. It’s a great measurement software, but it can also cause me to move to a place where my day to day does not matter, only getting to the top of the pile does and that’s not how I work best. 351 more words
I didn’t find it, but my readers did! My voice, that is – not my speaking voice, but my writing voice.
I started out like most authors probably do, trying to make my writing prim and proper, according to everything I had learned in school, then found that all I have to do is write like I speak and follow it up with a great deal of editing (the most important part of… 319 more words
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Mystery Writers of America Flash Fiction Contest, Are you a budding writer? Mystery Writers of America gives you one line – and you write a story of 500 words of less, which you will read for a supportive audience of fellow writers and mystery fans. 467 more words