Mechanics Writing

Mistakes or Placeholders?

Marta looked out at the really beautiful sunset. “Wouldn’t it be nice to be sitting on the beach with no […]

Alex McGilvery

Alex probably was born with a book in his hand, slightly annoyed at the interruption to his reading. He's spent the intervening years reading all genres of books. He started writing not long after and has continued ever since. He's added content editing to his shingle as well as writing and reviewing. Offers book review services (www.celticfrogreviews.com); content editing, writing tips, and blurb help (http://celticfrogediting.com

Mechanics Writing

Character Assassination

I need a character for a story. Lets call him Fred. Fred is 5’11”, weighs 185 lbs and has blond […]

Alex McGilvery

Alex probably was born with a book in his hand, slightly annoyed at the interruption to his reading. He's spent the intervening years reading all genres of books. He started writing not long after and has continued ever since. He's added content editing to his shingle as well as writing and reviewing. Offers book review services (www.celticfrogreviews.com); content editing, writing tips, and blurb help (http://celticfrogediting.com

Mechanics Writing

Description: More than just pretty scenery

Description is essential to your story. It is possible to write a story without any description, but it is likely […]

Alex McGilvery

Alex probably was born with a book in his hand, slightly annoyed at the interruption to his reading. He's spent the intervening years reading all genres of books. He started writing not long after and has continued ever since. He's added content editing to his shingle as well as writing and reviewing. Offers book review services (www.celticfrogreviews.com); content editing, writing tips, and blurb help (http://celticfrogediting.com

Mechanics Writing

Head Hopping and Point of View

The person that you write your story in will have a big effect on your Point of View. First person […]

Alex McGilvery

Alex probably was born with a book in his hand, slightly annoyed at the interruption to his reading. He's spent the intervening years reading all genres of books. He started writing not long after and has continued ever since. He's added content editing to his shingle as well as writing and reviewing. Offers book review services (www.celticfrogreviews.com); content editing, writing tips, and blurb help (http://celticfrogediting.com

Blog Mechanics Writing

This, that, and the other thing

There are words every author knows to avoid. Lists abound on the internet, software like prowritingaid.com will tell you how […]

Alex McGilvery

Alex probably was born with a book in his hand, slightly annoyed at the interruption to his reading. He's spent the intervening years reading all genres of books. He started writing not long after and has continued ever since. He's added content editing to his shingle as well as writing and reviewing. Offers book review services (www.celticfrogreviews.com); content editing, writing tips, and blurb help (http://celticfrogediting.com

Mechanics Writing

God: Character or Setting?

  Is God a character in your story or part of the setting? Strange question, but bear with me here. […]

Alex McGilvery

Alex probably was born with a book in his hand, slightly annoyed at the interruption to his reading. He's spent the intervening years reading all genres of books. He started writing not long after and has continued ever since. He's added content editing to his shingle as well as writing and reviewing. Offers book review services (www.celticfrogreviews.com); content editing, writing tips, and blurb help (http://celticfrogediting.com

Mechanics Self-Publishing

Adding without Padding

How to add words to your story without adding fluff. So you have a killer story and want to send […]

Alex McGilvery

Alex probably was born with a book in his hand, slightly annoyed at the interruption to his reading. He's spent the intervening years reading all genres of books. He started writing not long after and has continued ever since. He's added content editing to his shingle as well as writing and reviewing. Offers book review services (www.celticfrogreviews.com); content editing, writing tips, and blurb help (http://celticfrogediting.com

Mechanics Writing

Don’t get Fighter’s Block

Many stories have fight scenes from Rocky’s bouts in the ring to the duel shown in the above picture from […]

Alex McGilvery

Alex probably was born with a book in his hand, slightly annoyed at the interruption to his reading. He's spent the intervening years reading all genres of books. He started writing not long after and has continued ever since. He's added content editing to his shingle as well as writing and reviewing. Offers book review services (www.celticfrogreviews.com); content editing, writing tips, and blurb help (http://celticfrogediting.com