Hewing Away the Rough Walls (Or, Five Ways to Put Your Story on a Diet)

My second ‘Advice for New Writers’ post is now up over at the Shimmer blog! I’ve been thinking a lot lately about superfluous words like “very” and “really” and “extremely” — and those thoughts have transformed into a post about ways to trim the flab from our short stories. Michelangelo, that Renaissance jack-of-all-trades, is given … Continue reading