Diversity as Originality

While perusing some of the early review and think-pieces on Iron Fist, I found a piece on Quartz entitled “‘Iron Fist’ proves Marvel is obsessed with rich white men—and it’s ruining their superheroes“. Now, regardless of your feelings about Iron Fist, I thought the article brought up a great ending argument that can be applied … More Diversity as Originality

What Went Wrong with Mass Effect 3’s Ending?

This coming Tuesday Mass Effect: Andromeda, the fourth entry into the Mass Effect series, will be hitting shelves…or digital download availability, as it were. Despite some shaky early reviews, I’d still say that this game is highly anticipated given how loved the original trilogy is. Still, despite its popularity, there was a lot of uproar, … More What Went Wrong with Mass Effect 3’s Ending?

Supergirl: SuperCorp and What’s Up with James Olsen?

So, as stated on my About page, I usually post articles about writing on Wednesdays (or Thursdays at this point), but I had a bunch of pop-culture type topics I wanted to tackle this week, so we’re taking a brief hiatus from the #writingtips just for the moment. My apologies to anyone who was desperately … More Supergirl: SuperCorp and What’s Up with James Olsen?

5 Quick Editing Tips to Clean Up Your Manuscript

When it comes to editing, ideally we would have a professional look over all of our stories, but oftentimes, for different reasons, that just isn’t feasible. If you want to get a story polished and ready for submission or self-publication, then I have five quick tips featuring techniques and things to look for when going … More 5 Quick Editing Tips to Clean Up Your Manuscript

Purple Prose

As writers we hear a lot about “purple prose” and how bad it is, but what is it really, and how should we be looking for it when we edit? A quick Google search will yield you the definition “prose that is too elaborate or ornate,” but personally I think that definition is a little … More Purple Prose