I love this--just when you think you've read enough about "show, don't tell," something like this comes along...I'm a sucker for concrete examples. One of the first pieces of advice most writers have beaten into them is “Show don’t tell.” The reason this advice is hammered home so hard is because it is, in fact, … Continue reading What’s a McDonald’s? Handling Exposition when you have to Tell Instead of Show. — The Home of Alex Raizman
Spell check is not your friend.
Don't raise that glass of bubbly quite yet...
Oy! Practically lost my appetite.
This, at a high-end hotel. Inexcusable.
"What I've learned to do when I sit down to work on a shitty first draft is to quiet the voices in my head...Left to its own devices, my mind spends much of its time having conversations with people who aren't there. I walk along defending myself to people, or exchanging repartee with them, or … Continue reading Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017
Two things going on here. I never point out the spelling error or typo, 'cause I figure if you're reading this, you'd rather find it yourself. But the other thing I'd like to point out is: would it really have been such a tedious task to type out "XXX-LARGE?"
Aaaaaaaaaand....we're back. To the twofers. I can only imagine what this person's résumé must look like...hey, bub--you should have hired Write, Already!
"I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops."--Stephen King, On Writing