Yesterday, I posted a bit from one of my Lonnie and Tiny stories. I read it to my critique group, and they made some little suggestions, so I guess it was good enough. But “good enough” isn’t good enough. The story felt thin to me.…

The other day, I was talking story with a writer friend, and we got onto subject of point of view. Now, there are two kinds of point-of-view decisions. One is, do you tell the story from first person (I knocked down the door and strode…

Here’s another thing to think about while you’re reading, or if you’re a writer stuck in a story or stuck trying to get a story started: Needs. David Collins spoke at the Midwest Writers Workshop one year when I attended, and gave us this list…

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