Using Personal Loss to Write Grief

“I loved that book. I really felt like I could not relate to the characters one bit.” Said no one ever. Writing real characters is an essential feature of a story that moves readers and pulls at their heart strings. Yet it’s one of the most misunderstood elements of fiction. Ranking right up there with... Continue Reading →

Writing Your First Draft by Hand

In the early stages of my career as a proofreader, I provided the final edits for a self-help book on effective communication. Interestingly, there was a section which talked about the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and which sides you activate while handwriting and typing. According to this book, you use the left, analytical half of... Continue Reading →

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