Your Rough Drafts Aren’t Really Shit

Ernest Hemingway is reported to have said, “The first draft of anything is shit.” Decades later, in her book, Bird by Bird, Anne LaMott had a chapter called “Shitty First Drafts”. And author Mur Lafferty is fond of saying, “Don’t be afraid to suck.” I understand what they are getting at. First drafts are rough. … Continue reading “Your Rough Drafts Aren’t Really Shit”

Info Dumping

The pacing in your story is critical. Info dumping can bring it to a screeching halt. Here’s how to balance pacing with information.

The pacing in your story is critical. Info dumping can bring it to a screeching halt. Here’s how to balance pacing with information.