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What are “literary fiction” and “genre fiction”—and do these classifications even mean anything?
What can literature do that only literature can do?
Point-of-view taxonomies are unhelpful. By no means do they encapsulate all possibilities for narrating a story.
Present tense narration, if done well, works well. Done badly, it works badly. Should we just give up on it?
The beleaguered adverb. One way to defend its use: to condemn its misuse.
Many writers treat the grammatical second person like the missing thirteenth floor in a hotel, a numerical anomaly, skipped without note. But there are some interesting uses for it.
Writers do not need rules. Rather, we need education and guidance—we need to learn how others have written, and how we might.