The Four Types of Titles: Which is best for your story?

The Four Types of Titles: Which is best for your story?

When I wrote my first original short story in fifth grade, I gave it one of the most cockamamie titles I’ve ever thought up. What was it? It was called, “Watch Out Here, Watch Out There, Watch Out Everywhere”. Not only was it long-winded, confusing, and wordy, it...
Planning for holiday sales the happy way!

Planning for holiday sales the happy way!

When I was younger, I remember the thrill of going into the huge stores. For commemorative events, like the first day of school, birthdays, or Christmas, my parent would take my siblings and I through the building and let us choose one thing from the shelves. That...
How to identify and fix fluff in your story.

How to identify and fix fluff in your story.

Have you ever picked up a rather hefty book and thought, “There’s no way all this needs to be here.” I know I’ve certainly done that when I saw James A. Michener’s Alaska for the first time, or Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. As you read, you start to understand the...