The story’s the story – what makes you sit up and notice?

I recently read a group discussion among writers and editors that asked whether readers cared more about creative prose or an engaging story. The vast majority of respondents chose the story over the prose, and my first reaction was surprise. Without good writing, I said to myself, the story is lost. But after thinking about Read more about The story’s the story – what makes you sit up and notice?[…]

Welcome to the Show, or Coming up from Telling

The weather’s changing, finally, and something about the spring makes me want to take a detour from my usual editorial fare into the realm of fiction. Today, I feel inspired to take on the eternal struggle between telling and showing. I can’t promise you I’ll have all the answers, certainly, but I can at least Read more about Welcome to the Show, or Coming up from Telling[…]