Writing Maxims
  • Show, don't tell.


  • When the action flags, drop another body through the skylight.
  •  Murder is a hard act to follow.
How to Write
  • Sit your butt down and get to work!
    Do it every day.
  • Schedule daily time that everyone knows is your writing time and inviolate. Stick to this schedule.
  • Set a word count or page count goal to be accomplished in your daily writing session.
    Stay at it until the goal is reached.
  • Plot is the structure of revelation - that is to say, it is the method and timing with which you import important details of the story so that the reader will know just enough to be engaged while still wanting to know more. - Walter Mosley