Self Damnation: The Top 7 Things that Make a Reader Hate your Protagonist

Warnings: talk about racism, homophobia, sexism, slurs, abuse, and rape. 1. They’re too perfect A good example for this would actually be Superman. This might be surprising, given that he is, by and large, well liked, or he certainly seems to be. However, in my many discussions with fellow comic book fans, he tends to … More Self Damnation: The Top 7 Things that Make a Reader Hate your Protagonist

Classy Casual: How to Keep Your Writing from Sounding Too Formal

When we are in school, we are taught how to write reports and business letters, what words to avoid to keep emotion out of our work, and how to make what we want to say as clear as possible in the shortest sentences we can. When it comes to fiction writing, almost all of these … More Classy Casual: How to Keep Your Writing from Sounding Too Formal

Alt+f, Delete: The Top Words and Phrases to Remove from your Writing

In a world of one minute ads, one letter texts, and 140 character comments on life, it’s hard to keep your reader’s attention for longer than it takes for their next youtube video to buffer, and these words aren’t helping. Removing them won’t just make you sound more professional and make your writing more clear, … More Alt+f, Delete: The Top Words and Phrases to Remove from your Writing