That will be important later, right?

Writing, Writing Wednesday

Chekhov’s gun is one of my personal favorite dramatic principles. It’s what goes through my head every time I watch a movie or read a book and try to guess at upcoming scenes. There are some variations on the wording of Anton Chekhov’s quote, but they all basically say the same thing: “One must never […]

October 7, 2015

Best and Worst of Critique Comments (bonus)

Writing Wednesday

It’s been fun going through the nice and nonsensical comments my peers have left on my short stories over the years. Some are helpful, some are supportive, some are mean and some are just plain funny. They’re a great way to remind my fellow writers — particularly those new to having their work critiqued — […]

May 27, 2015