Reblog – Top Ten Peeves of Creative Writing Teachers by Anne R Allan


Top Ten Peeves of Creative Writing Teachers Share189 Tweet +1 Pin4 Share17 Stumble SHARES210 A creative writing teacher has to deal with a lot. By Melodie Campbell It all started in 1992.  I’d won a couple of crime fiction awards, and the local college came calling. Did I want to come on faculty and teach … Continue reading Reblog – Top Ten Peeves of Creative Writing Teachers by Anne R Allan

Authors who Bully…Breaking your Trust


Yes it happened.  No real fault of my own.  I like to help. I don't like been taken advantage of, I don't like been bullied by overly arrogant people.  However we meet them as we go through our lives.  On a personal level I've tried to be proactive and positive.  Of course, there is nearly … Continue reading Authors who Bully…Breaking your Trust

Don’t Panic. You can use Contractions in Creative Writing.


Contractions in fictional dialogue....Where the heck has it gone?  I read ebooks and cringe at the long-winded speech patterns. It's horrible. I do wish writers used them more.  Ok so if you're writing formal text you don't need to use contractions...In fiction it's another matter, especially in speech.  You may not learn to use them … Continue reading Don’t Panic. You can use Contractions in Creative Writing.