Category Archives: writing tips

Fun with Literary Allusions

     I'm on Writer Unboxed today, talking about the Mona Lisa and Lemony Snicket. If you're looking for a fun way to enhance a scene, inform a character, or evoke emotion in your work in progress, consider these tips.
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A Pro Word from A. S. King

Yesterday I had the pleasure of another Second Story Series at The Loft in Minneapolis. This is a program volunteer curated by authors Swati Avasthi and Heather Bouwman where they pair an established author with an emerging one. In this case, the established author was A. S. King (author of Please Ignore Vera Dietz and Everybody Sees…
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My Editing Checklist

As my sequel to LIES BENEATH, currently titled WATER LILY, is coming close to completion, I’m on my “final” (insert tongue in cheek) round of edits. This is the part I love. It’s easy. It’s cathartic. It makes everything tidy. This is where I go through and take out all the little fluffy words that add…
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