Writing lessons by James Macdonald

James Macdonald is an author of science-fiction and fantasy whom I never read, but he appears to have written well-liked books and stories. He started a thread titled Learn Writing with Uncle Jim, with this stipulation: …everything that’s said should be true, and everything should be helpful. An example from the thread: Back before I went full time, I used to hear from people "I’ve always wanted to be a