“Write Smart. Write S-mart.”

In good prose, there’s a rhythm. A cadence, if you will. Even a percussion. PACE YOURSELF. PACING SETS THE TONE, THEN CARRIES IT. Like the rat-a-tat-tat of a machine gun, action should happen fast and in short bursts. Exposition should be sparse and epic, like the report of a cannon, with quieter moments in between […]

On Greatness, and/or Being Great

A man known as Shakespeare once wrote*, “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.” – (Twelfth Night: Act II, Scene V) *I say “known as” because I recently watched the movie Anonymous, and now find myself doubting along with numerous other skeptics. Regardless […]