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: Live ReadingRead this before you jump on a stage and launch into your best story.
In: GrammarHappy 260th Birthday to the man whose name is synonymous with “Go Look It Up!” (Which is the pre-cursor to today’s “Google It!”)
In: WorkshopWhat is crosstalk, and how is it ruining your workshop?
In: StructureTo celebrate the publication of The Fellowship of the Ring on July 29, 1954, we’re looking at how Tolkien used an enduring story structure to create an enduring trilogy.
In: DialogueDialogue can make or break a novel. Here are some pointers to help you write better dialogue.
By Repo Kempt
In: Literary DevicesA look at when uncertainty can make fiction stronger.
In: RewritingWhile it's tempting to revisit old stories that never quite got off the ground, it can be harmful to your progress as a writer.
In: RewritingAsk an author how long it took them to write a book, and the answer is always different. Here are three times a novel is finished, and how they each relate to author mindset.
In: StructureMake Freytag's Pyramid work for you, not the other way around.
By Repo Kempt
In: ResearchA guide to writing realistic crime and horror fiction when your manuscript involves blood.