Flash Tip: Group Projects

I’ve noticed in several manuscripts recently that writers are sometimes afraid to show the reader what the hero and her┬áteam are planning to do, especially when our hero is about to go into the climactic battle. When you need the group to do some serious...

Flash Tip: Verisimilitude

Alida discusses the importance of verisimilitude in your fictional world. She draws an example from Robert Scanlon’s novel, Constellation.

Flash Tip: !!!!!

In this week’s Flash Tip, Alida addresses gratuitous punctuation and offers an easy solution to overusing exclamation points.

Flash Tip: You Only Get Two

Alida discusses pet words and how they can damage your prose. The answer? Kill them. Kill them all…but two.

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