Writing Topics

I teach writing classes on a variety of topics at www.fanstory.com

Here is some of my work on the craft of writing.

On backstory in fiction:

http://www.fanstory.com/displaystory.jsp?hd=1&id=753632

 

On the perennial concern of when to “show” and “when” to tell in fiction:

http://www.fanstory.com/displaystory.jsp?hd=1&id=830223

 

An all-time favorite article on punctuation at busyteacher.org:

http://busyteacher.org/11342-how-to-teach-english-punctuation-system.html

Another busyteacher.org article on pragmatics, or how we use language to accomplish goals:

http://busyteacher.org/9191-how-to-teach-pragmatics-esl-conversation-classroom.html

On writing horror: