Kristen Lamb’s post on the antagonist is going to help me plenty. She adds a perspective that cleared some of my confusion and apprehension. The Engine of Fiction—Meet the Antagonist    … Read More


It’s funny – I don’t like his books, but boy, does he have a clear eye and good advice for writers: Advice from Kurt Vonnegut that Every Writer Needs to Read    … Read More


Below is what I like to think of as my Editor’s Prayer ~ There are so many ways that an author can blow it, even the best authors, never mind me. But since you don’t want to sit here counting the ways, I’m only going to talk about one – putting too many details in the… Read More


This is some good advice, which I’ve been following without realizing it. When I write, the story is all-important. In fact, I think of it with caps, as The Story. Everything feeds The Story or is shoved aside. I am not a person who keeps an “ideal” writer in mind. I write stories that I… Read More


This post was on a terrific FB group I belong to, called Fiction Writing:   The Writer’s Prayer Grant me the words to write the story The wisdom to revise and edit The success to keep me going And the rejections to keep me humble Brent A. Harris    … Read More