Writing in the Digital Age: Open Your Umbrellas, The Giants are Crying

On the heels of the 2012 Digital Book World conference, we’ve had a slew of publishers trying to regain their immeasurable clout by dissing libraries, innovation, and Amazon. The Author’s Guild came out squarely on the side of the traditional … Continue reading

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Forging Stories 3: Passive Aggressive Behavior

Perhaps the first thing we’re taught as fiction writers is that passive voice is the literary equivalent of a clogged artery.  “Use active voice,” we’re told. What exactly does that mean? Here’s an example: “Chelsea dove for cover. The sound … Continue reading

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