Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

A friend of mine and fellow auteur (because I like using that pretentious word whenever I can) passed on a 2009 blog post from one of my favorite writers, Neil Gaiman. This fine friend, who happens to also be a member of my local writing group that I skipped out on last night (sorry guys), […]

In which my friend (not to mention editor) H. C. H. Ritz stops by and gives us a bit of insight into being a writer. Don’t Buy the Myth of the “True Writer” by H. C. H. Ritz There are people who feel compelled to write as if by demons—people who have stories inside them […]

io9: The Only Kind of Sentence You Should Use in Your Fiction

Posted: 20th August 2013 by Jason Kristopher in On Writing, The Craft
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This is a great article about one of the hardest things to do as an author – keep the story moving forward.

Using Body Language Effectively in Your Writing

Posted: 15th August 2013 by Jason Kristopher in On Writing, The Craft
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As part of my fledgling and oh-so-informal “Be a Better Writer” series, I’d like to share something I’ve just read by Susan J. MorrisĀ from her own “Writers Don’t Cry” series, courtesy of one of the members of the Houston SF/F Writers meetup. It’s called “41 Flavors of Body Language for Writers,” and it does a […]

The Obligatory “Show vs. Tell” Post

Posted: 9th July 2013 by Jason Kristopher in On Writing, The Craft
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We all have to write this at some point, as authors with blogs, but I’ll keep mine short and sweet: Showing is better than telling, 99% of the time – but sometimes, you just have to tell the reader something, and that’s ok. Here’s a good link for more info on show vs. tell.