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My Dislike for Writers
Dislike for writers stems from their inability to read. For a time, I stopped performing beta-reads after becoming aware of mentally rewriting author’s stories like a pedantic English teacher correcting an adult’s grammar as one would a five-year-old. After retraining myself to avoid this sin, I discovered many writers unable to divorce the habit, spurring a stronger dislike beyond their asshole nature. Still, I will help you learn to write.
Writing Mosaic Poetry
Improve your free verse poetry by learning to write mosaic poetry.
How writing reveals your friends.
By seeing how your friends react to and engage with your writing, you can gain insight into their character and the nature of your relationship with them.
Medium's Geniuses Take Center Stage
Your writing may outlive you, but you won't outlive your writing. In the same vein, criticism might survive the critic my never the opposite, making clear the need to write honestly without concern for their opinion.
What the Craft of Writing Teaches
True writers are dedicated to the craft of writing and prioritize it over their own self-glorification. They seek answers and understanding through their writing, rather than using it as a means to elevate themselves. By fully committing themselves to the craft and pursuing truth, resolutions, and constant learning, writers are able to gain a deeper understanding of their own thoughts and ideas.
Mistress Sandy’s Novel Editing Guide
Good punctuation and grammar earns respect, recognition, and most of all, pleasure. Bad punctuation and grammar makes you look stupid and earns suffering beneath Mistress Sandy's stiletto.
Mimesis: The Way to Better Writing
The use of pronouns can create an illusion of self and distance in writing. By reducing the use of pronouns and redundant references to characters, writers can close the narrative distance and improve the mimetic effect of their writing. This is particularly important in third-person novel writing, short stories, and articles where pronouns are used frequently.