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.
In: GrammarSometimes the rules make no effing sense. Here are few that drive me crazy.
In: AbstractsYou want to sell your novel or land an agent? Well, you need an elevator pitch and synopsis to do so. Here's Elevator Pitch 101.
In: AbstractsYou want to write words, but you'd rather watch some TV and eat nachos. Don't, I'll help you get writing.
In: GrammarThe Grammar Nazi's mission in life is to point out all the ways that you, the writer, have managed to butcher the English language. Sometimes those people are right. But sometimes they're wrong.
In: ResearchYou've learned how to combine stock images to create vaguely interesting book covers. Time to learn some easy typography tricks.
By Peter Derk
In: ResearchSometimes you'd rather read about writing than write. That's okay, we got you covered.
By Robbie Blair
In: POVIn fiction, each point of view (POV) choice comes with both strengths and limitations. Consider this your cheat sheet for overcoming those limitations.
In: PlotWe come back to our work in progress, ready to fill in some details about our fictional town and its inhabitants.
By Robbie Blair