Carla Acheson

Historical Fiction Author

The Fear of Writing Badly

Recently I had a little discussion on the subject of writing with someone who possessed great imagination but very little self-confidence in his writing ability. I had to remind him that the whole concept of ‘ability’ comes from the phrase ‘being able.’ Not only are we…

The Comma Crisis

Every hard working writer awaits a vocabulary crisis of some sort. Whether it’s in the first draft, last draft or the subsequent proof-reads, we know that something intrinsically painful usually awaits us at a junction ahead. The one that I acutely remember, with distinctly shivering…