The Scribophile Writing Blog
For as long as I live I will champion the rules guarding the English language. Though living languages evolve over time, there are generally accepted guidelines as a means of, well, assuring that we c...
I can't write in my own house. Before I spent two years in the desert of Riverside, I thought I could blame my inability to concentrate on my parents, but roommates are just as much of a deterrent, ev...
by Brandon Nolta • 28 comments
Writing well, no matter what the style or subject, is a matter of juggling multiple concerns and aspects of the art. There’s any number of things percolating, both in the forefront of the author’s min...
by Brandon Nolta • 1 comment
“This is where we work, in the interstices of ignorance, the land of contradiction and silence, planning to convince you with the seemingly known, to resolve—or make usefully vivid—the contradiction,...
by Brandon Nolta • 11 comments
It’s a lot of fun pulling the rug out from under your audience. Come on, most of us love that kind of thing; it’s one of the reasons why certain movies, TV shows and stories are so popular. Hell, M. N...
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