Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Writing
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Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Writing

I’ve written news copy for more than two decades and print articles since 2005. Then in 2011 I decided to try fiction. Initially I took some novel writing classes but then got stuck and stopped. That was mistake number one. Having penned many magazine pieces I didn’t study the art of non-fiction writing and that…

Defining the Indefinable: Quality-and Magic-in Fiction

Defining the Indefinable: Quality-and Magic-in Fiction

Sometimes, quality is hard to define. For example, in Super Bowl XLVIII (that would be 48 for the Roman-numeral-challenged), the best defense in the NFL was pitted against the best offense. Going into the game, most pundits thought the score would be close. In reality, the Broncos and their explosive offense were impotent against the…