The Only Kind of Sentence You Should Use in Your Fiction

ARTICLE BY CHARLIE JANE ANDERS VIA IO9.COM People will advise you to write all sorts of sentences. Snappy sentences, lyrical sentences, Hemingway-esque short sentences, long Faulknerian sentences. But there’s really only one kind of sentence that actually works: a sentence that carries the reader forward from the previous sentence. This is harder than it sounds. I don’t…

AMA on Reddit!

I’ll be doing a AMA on Reddit on Friday, November 23rd, and will be answering questions live between 6-8 PM EST. This will be your chance to ask me anything, be it about writing, breaking into the industry, my favorite books and movies, or what socks I’m wearing (I have super cool socks, trust me). …

Four Writing Rules That Will Get You To The Top

During a recent trip, I was flipping through an in-flight magazine and stumbled across an interesting article. So interesting that it inspired me to write a blog post about it. The article was called Office Pace, and while it was about how to achieve inter-office greatness, I couldn’t help but be struck by how relevant…

When Your Novel Is Just Not Working: An Author’s Take

I recently suffered a writer’s crisis. It was bad. Like, slam-the-laptop-closed try-not-to-scream bad. Thankfully, it wasn’t writer’s block, but I’m starting to wonder which is worse: not being able to write at all, or being stuck in a vicious loop of writing stuff you hate. What do you do when you find yourself so far…

Ania The Grouch: The 2nd Novel Blues

Lately I’ve been feeling pretty ‘bleh’. I’ve been motoring along on my second novel–thirty thousand words in three weeks is a pretty good average. I haven’t skipped a single day, but I’ve whined a lot inside my head. I’ve whined and I’ve worried and I’ve doubted myself, and it’s making me a total crank. They…