Clarion Writing Prompt #26 – That

Funny how you can’t spot a bad habit until you’ve overcome it. Then it yells at you like a car alarm. I used to be too fond of “that” for referring to the business in preceding lines. Here’s an example from book 1 of my SF saga, The Courtesan Prince, published in 2005. Modified a…… Continue reading Clarion Writing Prompt #26 – That


Spec Tech: Blowing Up Planets

Doomsday scenarios are a dime a dozen. When a villain claims to be on the verge of ‘destroying the Earth’ he/she usually means killing everyone/everything on it. But sometimes simply killing all humans isn’t good enough. Unfortunately even the vast amounts of energy necessary to wipe out all civilization is woefully inantiquate to physically destroy…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Blowing Up Planets

Clarion Writing Prompt #24 Audience

This week’s writing prompt is provided by my daughter and fellow author: Jennifer Lott.   What is good writing? It’s always filtered through the lens of the reader. My sixteen-year-old sister is reading A Tale of Two Cities for English. To her credit, she is responding passionately to the injustices of the French Revolution. She…… Continue reading Clarion Writing Prompt #24 Audience