hi younger me/be are am is was ing

“be” verbs. The basic bane of writing. Some good writing advice: you should change “be” verbs, because of how weak they make your writing. (Seriously, use a word that means something more specific than “exists.”) Nowadays, I’ve apparently spent long enough revising stories and cleaning up “be” verbs in my writing, that every time aContinue reading “hi younger me/be are am is was ing”

Under the skin

Today, in How I Revise a Story(TM), I felt inspired by filter words. Let’s learn about filter words, shall we? To start, here’s an…intentionally styled scene. *** She saw the shadow block out the sun. “Oh shoot,” she muttered, feeling her heart pound within her. Daisy heard the creature shriek, feeling the sonic boom toContinue reading “Under the skin”