The late Elmore Leonard suggested writers should leave out the parts that readers tend to skip. You could do worse than trying to model yourself after Leonard, who knew a few things about writing. My initial response to this advice, however, was to bristle and say, “Well, I don’t ever skip anything.” You see, I’ve […]Read more "The Parts Readers Skip: Too Much Description"
It has been said that the eyes are the window of the soul. I used the passive voice in the preceding sentence because I don’t know who said it first. It’s been attributed to Shakespeare, which sounds good, although I can’t find just where he actually wrote it (maybe he just “said” it aloud […]Read more "Me, Myself and Eyes"