You’ve heard since middle school that short, punchy sentences are the epitome of good writing. I’m calling BS on that.
The proofing process was a lot different for book three.
Mr. Card is the biggest man in Columbia Valley, and he means to keep us safe.
From John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction. Write a passage describing a building, a landscape, or an object, but imagine that you’re writing from a particular point of view. Try to evoke the feelings of the narrator without mentioning them. Here are two examples.
I got a fun email from my niece today. She’s helping out a friend whose seventh-grade daughter is an aspiring novelist. The email was addressed to me (self-published author) and my sister (actually published-published author) and included a short interview. I include it here with my answers.
This was my third time attending the Writer’s Conference at CSCC, the tenth in the series.