What’s It About?!

Sam, This piece of advice may need to go without being said, but I’ll talk about it anyway. It deals with that simple question in the title. To most non-writer/non-artists, asking “What’s it about?!” may seem like the natural way of expressing interest in whatever the artists is doing. This may be true in concept….

That, had, was -ing!

Sam, I just finished my fifth and latest draft of Project Stripes, the novella I’m working on, and in the process, I’ve been inspired to write this post. When transferring my edits from the hard copy to the digital one, I noticed how frequently I deleted filler verbs such as “that,” “had,” and the combination of “was…