What will raise the stakes in your story?
Do not take on too many projects at once.
Similes are descriptions of emotions disguised as description of things.
Bigotry is not funny, but it is okay to laugh about bigots. Our sense of humor is the best bulwark against them.
Science inspires science fiction, and science fiction inspires science.
"Life is a strange thing," he said.
Some sexism against men in fiction is inevitable.
An awesome 50 word piece by In Noir Velvet.
Seriously ladies, why do you read this crap?
We are all writing tropes and cliches. We can only try to write it in our own way.