What’s Missing From The Forest?

Comparison: In writing – an analogy, simile, or metaphor. “The trees were tall and dark, covered with twisting branches that reached for the dirt floor below.  A hundred shadows danced and shifted in the underbrush that marked both edges the path.  The air was warm and smelled heavy, like a spring night just before a storm.  Overhead, black leaves formed a canopy that blocked out all of … Continue reading What’s Missing From The Forest?

The Simplest Writing Advice

Writers are an incredibly insecure group of people.  It’s true.  I’m even insecure about writing about our insecurities – what if people get upset about it?  (If you did, sorry).  But the fact is that we are very insecure, and an extension of that fact is that it isn’t an insult. In many way it actually makes a lot of sense. Fiction is hard to judge … Continue reading The Simplest Writing Advice

11 Pieces of Advice From Writers

1.  “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” – Anton Chekhov 2.  “Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you.” — Zadie Smith 3.  “Write drunk; edit sober.” – Ernest Hemingway 4.  “It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let … Continue reading 11 Pieces of Advice From Writers