Write Drunk, Edit Sober, BREAK RULES

A story with all the rules followed and no heart is just a jumble of words that no one will want to read. (We recently discussed finding your voice HERE) Still, we must communicate properly. It’s a balancing act. I write with abandon (that’s what “write drunk” means), and I don’t care if nobody butContinue reading “Write Drunk, Edit Sober, BREAK RULES”

Oh, NOW You Did It! Or Did You? – THE RACE CARD IN WRITING

What color are your characters? What race? “a tall black guy cooked at a large grill set on the sidewalk” I get that you want to show diversity but describing skin color like that is a slippery slope. From what I can see you’re only doing it with non-white characters… (That ridiculous observation is notContinue reading “Oh, NOW You Did It! Or Did You? – THE RACE CARD IN WRITING”