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The dreaded info dump

by on February 13, 2017

What is an info dump anyway? A story certainly contains a great deal of information. A writer must tell readers all about the world, the people, the technology, the magic, the murder, the mystery, ... more

More Awards in February

by on February 12, 2017

I was delighted to receive more 'Hungry Monster' awards in February: two golds and one silver! The first gold was for Seb Cage Begins His Adventures, as listed on my books pages; the second was for ... more

Less is more

by on February 11, 2017

Less is more? How can less be more? Last I checked, four oranges are less than five, and that means…. Okay, hold on; let’s try it in a writing example: He went to the store. He went to th ... more

Places We Write

by on February 10, 2017

What influences your writing? Does it really matter where you write? It isn't always possible to jet off to a foreign place to write. Your imagination can take you just about anywhere you wish. The r ... more

Showing vs Telling

by on February 09, 2017

Who among us has not heard such a statement? When writing, it’s important to consider showing versus telling. Don’t tell the reader. Show the reader. Show the reader what? What are we talking abou ... more

Avoid weak writing

by on February 08, 2017

The previous post showed numerous problems with seemingly simple sentences, and among those problems were weak writing caused by the word would. It was stated that would is a weak word because it insi ... more

Yippee, I've won something!

by on February 05, 2017

The Hungry Monster Book Award Congratulations! We are proud to present you with our Hungry Monster Book Award. Your book deserves extraordinary praise and The Hungry Monster is proud to acknowled ... more

A single sentence

by on February 04, 2017

Like a word, a single sentence can make or break a book. Books come in all forms; fiction, non-fiction, entertainment, information, third person omniscient, first person narrative, but the structure i ... more

A Word

by on February 03, 2017

Most of the questions I’m personally asked are about specific details regarding the editing process of a novel or story during or after the writing process. Today, I will cover the word. A sin ... more

When I started writing

by on February 01, 2017

I had dabbled in writing off and on after I turned fifty but it wasn't until I was in my sixties when I started to put my heart and soul into learning to write. When I started to take courses I also t ... more

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