In: Abstracts, Character, Dialogue, Grammar, Literary Devices, Narrator, Objects, Phrases, Plot, POV, Research, Rewriting, Structure, Verbs, Voice, Word Play, Workshop
Chuck surprised us all with a new batch of essays for 2014 & 2015! There is no exact timeline on how these will roll out, so just keep an eye on the site.
Concrete, practical methods for improving your writing.
36 exclusive craft essays on writing you won't find anywhere else online. The knowledge here is equivalent to what you'd get in an MFA program.
By Peter Derk
In: StructureUnearned sex scenes are hard to swallow. Here are five writers that get to the guts of what's at stake when we get naked.
In: GrammarSeems like "rhetoric" is always in the news lately. And it's never good. But why?
By Leah Rhyne
By Cath Murphy
By Suzy Vitello
In: Live ReadingSuzy Vitello, aka "the den mom," knows how to throw a great book party. After all, she was taught by the master of the literary festivus, Chuck Palahniuk. Need some ideas for your own launch? Read on.
In: StructureNo writer stalked the inherent tensions in fiction with more guts and style than Ray Bradbury. Here are five lessons in conflict from the master of wonder.
In: GrammarIt's actually not that hard to write more inclusively, but it's more important now than ever to TRY.
In: POVPerspective and point of view in fiction is often slippery and elusive.
By Cath Murphy
By Robbie Blair
In: ThemeIf we're all creating a broader social narrative and constructing damaging roles, does that mean we should portray the world as it should be rather than as it is? Tough question. Let's unpackage it.