How Many Are Too Many?

Adjectives and adverbs: they remind me of the story of Goldilocks. Rather than just right: too many adjectives and too many adverbs spoil the reading experience. But just the right amount? They add depth of detail without distracting the reader's attention away from the story. Until next time, Jo  

Which View?

Which view is the best? Some of the more well-known literary points of view include the first person, third person, or the omniscient (bird's-eye view). But there are other points of view. And these other points of view can be as diverse as the number of humans now living, or who have since died. And…

Which Hat?

Which hat shall I wear today? There's the writer's hat where words are supposed to flow into a stream of sentences. There's the editor's hat where the writer's work is dispassionately viewed and critiqued. There's the reader's hat where the writer reads other writers' work. There's the observer's hat where the writer uses their five…