Dirty Little [Writing] Secrets: Homework #1: Become a Rubber Band; Man.

Dear Reader,

We are now two lessons into the Dirty Little [Writing] Secrets curriculum, and like any good student, you may have neglected to show up to the first two classes.  If that’s the case, never fear; you can catch up here.

Having caught up, you now know that there is a big difference in critique based around content (i.e., I liked this character or I didn’t like this character), and critique of a writer’s craft (i.e., I thought you showed the heroes bravery on page 3).  You also know just how important the ability to provide useful critique is to your own development as a writer.  And finally you’ve learned the five basic rules for providing said useful critique.

So, after all that yummy learning, we can’t just laze about on the side of the pool, waiting for our sandwich of literary awesomeness to digest.  No!  Finger cramps be damned!  Now is the time to leap in.

Today I present your very first Dirty Little [Writing] Homework!

It’s called The Elastic Sentence Continue reading

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