Tip: Read your story out loud. I don’t care if it’s 600 pages. Read it. And listen to it. You’d be surprised what you hear. You can catch a whole lot of issues this way.

Thought: Those who are learning to compose and arrange their sentences with accuracy and order are learning, at the same time, to think with accuracy and order. – Hugh Blair

Teaser – Make a list of ten things that happened to you last month.  Were they good, or not so good? How could they have been better – or worse? Pick two of them and write about them – how would your character have handled them?