Hint #17: Mystify, Don’t Reveal

Hint #17: Mystify, Don’t Reveal

It’s that time again. Welcome back to Hints, a miniseries of Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. No amount of good writing advice can make you a good writer. It’s not the kind of thing that can be formally taught, either. The great writers you seek to...
Hint #16: That’s not How Human Beings Work

Hint #16: That’s not How Human Beings Work

It’s that time again. Welcome back to Hints, a miniseries of Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. You’re not looking for a ghostwriter, and you can hardly expect anyone else to know how to write your story. Frankly, most of the help being offered to you is...
Hint #15: The Meaning of -A- Life

Hint #15: The Meaning of -A- Life

It’s that time again. Welcome back to Hints, a miniseries of Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. All the literary advice in the world will not make you a writer. There is no shortage of how-tos and self-helps, yet a startling number of people remain unable to...
Hint #14: Care

Hint #14: Care

It’s that time again. Welcome back to Hints, a miniseries of Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. A lot of writing advice is simply wrong. And even if it’s right generally, it might not apply to your book. Because every writer is different, there’s no...
Hooked on a Feeling: Sense of Intimacy

Hooked on a Feeling: Sense of Intimacy

Get in here. You’re going to want to be nice and close for this one. Because this is (probably) the very last installment of Hooked on a Feeling, a miniseries of Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. And due to its special status, it is going to be about a special...