Fall In Love with Reading….Again

Hi, A. E. Costello here. Welcome to my blog! I know that it seemed like I had completely abandoned it without warning, and well, I’ve returned. I’ve been ill, and had surgery two months ago. Now fully recovered, I’m back to my blog and ready to continue on it. So with no further ado, the…

On Writing: Criticism

Hello, A. E. here. On this blog I’ve talked about how constructive criticism is better than praise. Today’s On Writing post is about criticism as a part of writing life. If you’re a writer, you need to get criticism. First though, what is a critic? A critic doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You’re…

Read A Lot, Write a Lot

A. E. here. I ask you, why do you have to read to write well?  The answer is quick and easy: Reading teaches you how to write. That’s the most simple clear cut way of putting it. If you don’t have time to read, then you don’t have time to write. You know who said…

On Stories: “End”

A. E. here. Today is one of my “On Writing” posts, where I talk about certain subjects and topics that deal with writing and the writing life. Today, I want to talk about the ending of stories, or rather, the fact that stories NEED to end. Let’s pretend you’re on book twenty-five of a series….

On Words: Powerful or Powerless

A. E. here. I have a series on this blog I call “A. E. C. On Writing,” and its basically when I tackle a subject that deals with writing and writing life, and talk about it, maybe give advice or go on a rant, whichever it may be. Today I wanted to talk On Words….

Why Constructive Criticism is GREATER THAN Praise

Welcome! I’m A. E. and this is my blog where I talk about writing and give writing advice and tips, share stories about the writing life, and give updates on my novels, both upcoming releases or current works in progress. Today I want to talk about why constructive criticism is > praise. I do think…