Don’t be afraid of periods.

Doyoueverwonderwhygrammarandspellingandpunctuationmatter? Somewhere, a teacher just fainted. Spacing, grammar, spelling, and, yes, punctuation matter. Not just because your former English teacher said so, but because all of these things provide clarity for the reader. The English language is very confusing sometimes, but that’s why it’s so important for writers to constantly improve their knowledge about grammar, […]

Map Progression

A few weeks ago I talked about using maps as a way to figure out plot. As I explore this process I want to go a little deeper with maps. Just like the story itself my maps tend to take a few drafts. My map evolves with my story, plot, and characters. It matters because […]