Should you define your character’s age?

Is it important for an author to tell the age of his characters? Or should you leave it up to the mind of the reader? Well, there are mixed answers on this, but for the most part I believe some indication of age should be given, especially in longer works such as novels. A writer […]

Word Count

I received a question over the weekend regarding Microsoft Word’s word count tool versus to the manual page x 250 word formula when submitting to publishers, and which is more accurate. Since I have gotten this question multiple times over the past year, it seems prudent to post something here. …He [my agent] gave a […]