J.A. Taylor’s Writing on Writing
For some ridiculous reason, I convinced myself I could write a book. I did. It sucked. It took me a while to learn that, but I did. After a few years, it sucked much less. Here’s some of the stuff I learned through that miserable process.
Centinas and Pentinas
Flash fiction writers — let’s adopt some new terms for our micro-fiction
How to Overcome Typoglycemia with Text-to-speech
A free tool to help catch your writing mistakes
Disruption in High-Tension Storytelling
Throwing a wrench in your protagonist’s world
Tips for Writing Fantasy Flash Fiction
A few pointers for sticking to the genre while keeping it brief
What Writers Can Learn from Cats
If you’ve ever tried to force a cat to do anything, you know how that goes
Creation in High-Tension Storytelling
Establishing your protagonist’s normal world
Skyrocket Your Prose by Writing Through a Camera Lens
A method that will force you to show, instead of tell
How to Expose “Telling” in Your writing
5 searches to help you discover weak spots in your prose
The Twelve Stages of High-Tension Storytelling
A method for heightening conflict to keep readers engaged until the end
Tips for Writing Puzzle Fiction
Writing puzzle fiction can quickly become like the hair of a three-year-old on a static-infused trampoline, branching a…
Jim tries to make all his stories taste like tacos or burritos, except for micro-fiction. Micro-fiction tastes more like chips and salsa.
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