Is THAT Necessary? Sometimes.

One of my crutch words is the word THAT. When I’m editing a story, THAT is on my Search and Destroy list. But sometimes it’s needed. Here’s how to decide.

One of my crutch words is the word THAT. When I’m editing a story, THAT is on my Search and Destroy list. But sometimes it’s needed. Here’s how to decide.

New Ebook On How to Keep Readers Engaged

If you are a writer, then you know how important it is NOT to bore the readers. In my new ebook Kick the Crap Out of Your Manuscript, I go in-depth about crutch words, including double verbs, passive voice, qualifiers, dull verbs, etc.

If you are a writer, then you know how important it is NOT to bore the readers. In my new ebook Kick the Crap Out of Your Manuscript, I go in-depth about crutch words, including double verbs, passive voice, qualifiers, dull verbs, etc.

Using Names in Dialogue

Getting dialogue right can be tricky. But overuse of names can cause writing to sound awkward and slow pacing.

Getting dialogue right can be tricky. But overuse of names can cause writing to sound awkward and slow pacing.

Genericized Trademarks

Are you using genericized trademarks without realizing it? Some brand names commonly genercized might surprise you. Some are still legally protected.

Are you using genericized trademarks without realizing it? Some brand names commonly genercized might surprise you. Some are still legally protected.