Jenny Reed has had it with Dumb Writing

Zippy isn’t dumb. He’s simply lovable. As for Sluggo, the less said about him, the better.

Dumb Stories & Characters Drive Me Insane!
by Jenny Reed

Time Now For A General Writing Tip

While a particular story that I read today remind me of this particular writing problem, what I’m saying in this space is in fact a tip I give QUITE OFTEN.

Never make us ask “is that character a fricking moron?” Or anything similar.

I mean, it’s okay if you WANT your character to be a moron. But if you do, make sure your intention is blisteringly obvious. Don’t make us ask. read article

Jenny Reed sees ‘Still Star-Crossed’

Shonda Rhimes Expands on Shakespeare Because Why Not?
by Jenny Reed

Welp, I saw the first episode of the new series out of Shonda Rhimes’ ever-expanding corner of ABC aka Shondaland the other night. It’s called Still Star-Crossed and is a kind of sequel to a little play called Romeo and Juliet that all of us have pretty much been forced to read at some time or other in our lives.

Short Version of My Reaction: read article