Monthly Archives: September 2008

Seducing the Muse: Using the Five Senses (Part One)

The muse is a fickle thing, and a good writer, like a good lover, knows how to use all five senses to seduce him or her (I do not presume to know the gender of anyone else’s muse). Continue reading

Book on Writing I Wish I’d Had Ten Years Ago

*Manuscript Makover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore* by Elizabeth Lyon

My new favorite book-on-writing.  Really, the name says it all.  I’d actually recommend practicing some of the suggestions under the ‘Style’ section in the pre-writing or early daft stage, rather than waiting for semi-final and final draft stage. Continue reading