In this digital age with so many other entertainment options besides reading, will people keep tolerating books greater than 100,000 words in length?

In graphic design and visual arts, artists use negative space to emphasize their subject. The same could be said of words, in particular stories where you leave enough to the reader’s imagination so they can enjoy the novel, essay, short story, or whatever it might be. I received this nugget of knowledge at WorldCon last August. Stina Leicht mentioned applying […]

So I thought it might be talk about creating fictional characters as we head into the weekend. On that note, when writing about folks I prefer boiling unpredictability into characters, or a little bit of crazy. When reading or watching stories, I prefer main characters who screw up, make bad decisions, flip flop, and do other things that generally drive […]