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Application of Theory

My second post will be getting into Marxist literary theory, which isn’t terribly far off from its economic, political and social theories that many of us are very familiar with. The theory places economics as the root and base of the...

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Taking a break from writing…

I know it’s a common thing to feel up and down about your work. I just been feeling a lot downs. I think taking the time and reading a bit will help me analyze syntax, prose in publish work and hep me gain some perspective. I look at ...

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How to describe the color of the skin?

It’s a huge problem to me that a writer might feel we can’t have a discussion about this. For one thing, the lurking specter of Someone Will Be Offended isn’t going to be satisfied or entirely go away. For another, I don&#...

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Hello people, new wannabe writer here

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Pre electrical lighting, what was night life like?

I’ve used candles and oil lamps, and the light from them is pretty abysmal. You really can’t read by them very well if at all, you need to get up super close. But I have learned a few things. The big fat candles like my mom used...

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Deep or shallow worldbuilding?

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Can an unintentional Plot Development be SO perfect it becomes stupid?

I have a question, and it’s hard to explain without giving away my story that I am working on, so I will invent an example here without any parallels to my actual story: Let’s say you have five main characters, one of which is a...

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When Writing Quality and Language Keep You From Finishing a Draft

Let me preface this with the statement that we all approach our art differently, and our methods are NOT going to be the same. What works for me probably won’t work for anyone else, but maybe you can take something of mine and modify ...

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A Degree In Writing?

I suspect most people don’t need the level of formal education often sold as necessary. Question – is the root of your doubt mechanical or artistic? Mechanical is easy. Not fun, maybe, but technical competence in writing is well...

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Post Your Snippets For Craft Help Here

A map is not an accurate depiction, it is a flat representation of a globe, mind you, ‘accurate’ and a ‘depiction’. I would chop down on the description, “The left side of the map shows the earth.A certain burg...

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