Smutpunk can be confusing to read. Well, just mine, but still.
It Ain’t Easy Being An Outer Goddess
Really. It’s not.
Dialogue, Part One (of God Who The Fuck Knows How Many Because People Rarely Get It)
Okay kids, let’s get real. Dialogue. Why is it so hard for so many people? Everybody talks, right? Everybody hears people talk, right? So why do the words on the page often feel wrong?
I think about this a lot because — not to brag, but dialogue comes naturally for me, and people notice, and mention it. Also, I have had to help a lot of writers fix dialogue issues. That’s because it’s a huge part of fiction, and in modern genre fiction, it can make or break you. Literary snobs have their own take on it, but genre fiction isn’t even “put up or shut up” anymore. It’s “put up or fall off the planet and sell nothing.”
A transcript recorded during the Tithe of Souls.
At first, he literally couldn’t believe his eyes. This was impossible! It had to be FAKE NEWS. Continue reading The Best At Media
No self-publishing lesson this week. I haven’t abandoned you, but I am having issues. I should be back on top of the column next week!
The traditional wisdom on reviews is: reviews sell books. And it’s true, conditionally. So let’s think about this a moment.
Here, have a graphic.
Lay Versus Lie
Written at the request of one of my favorite people, I’ve decided to occasionally address common grammatical snags. “Lay versus Lie” is a biggie, so we’ll start here.
Thesis and Theme
This is the last installment I’m going to do on developmental editing for a while, and it probably should have been the first, but it won’t hurt to save the best for last.