Six Practical Ways to Handle the Passage of Time in Fiction

Six Practical Ways to Handle the Passage of Time in Fiction

Six Practical Ways to Handle the Passage of Time in Fiction This post was originally published in February 2016 and updated in March 2024. Whether you’re writing a short story or an epic novel series, fictional time is going to pass during it. Obviously enough,...
Why Repetition Can Be Powerful … and How to Get it Right

Why Repetition Can Be Powerful … and How to Get it Right

Why Repetition Can Be Powerful … and How to Get it Right This post was first published in June 2017 and updated in June 2022. Is it ever okay to repeat the same word or phrase in your writing? Absolutely! Unintentional repetition is something that authors are...
Getting Apostrophes Right: From the Easy to the Tricky Cases

Getting Apostrophes Right: From the Easy to the Tricky Cases

Getting Apostrophes Right: From the Easy to the Tricky Cases This post was first published in November 2016 and updated in January 2022. I think it’s a safe bet that you’ve come across the apostrophe before. (If not … there are two in the previous sentence.) But...

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