Joe Beernink

Daily Archives: April 19, 2011

I got stuck this last week.  Stuck deep in the mud of telling and not showing in my work in progress.  For a writer, the sin of telling the reader something, instead of showing the reader through the eyes of your character or their reactions is the equivalent to breaking four of the ten commandments.  You hear about this in every writers course and session, and read about it in every book… Read More

If you’ve read this blog since the beginning, you already know I’m a big John Scalzi fan.  I’ve reviewed his science fiction books, mentioned his blog, and submitted short stories to his contests.  But I’ll point the finger straight at my wife for getting this book and suggesting that I read it.  Frankly, I somehow missed that this one existed until she found it.  I guess I’m not the fan I thought… Read More