Craft Monday: No problemo? That’s a problem.

The other day I was reading and found myself skimming more than I’d like. Then I did it. I fell asleep. Not good. I enjoyed the characters, and the story line was intriguing. But nothing was compelling me to turn the pages to see what would happen next. So what was wrong? A lack of Read more about Craft Monday: No problemo? That’s a problem.[…]

Craft Monday: Do you dangle your modifiers?

It’s Craft Monday, and we’re reposting an oldie but a goodie from author/editor Alicia Dean. Alicia tackles the often confusing world of misplaced and dangling modifiers.  ___________________________ Writing this blog post, my phone rang.  A man selling cemetery plots with a husky voice was calling. Okay, neither of those happened. But I thought they would Read more about Craft Monday: Do you dangle your modifiers?[…]

Craft Monday: Has your muse taken a hike?

We’ve all faced them – those blank pages we know we have to fill but our minds aren’t cooperating. The brilliant ideas that woke us from our dreams, that interrupted while we were driving or watching TV have vanished. Even if we scribbled them down somewhere, they don’t seem as brilliant as they did in Read more about Craft Monday: Has your muse taken a hike?[…]