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: Literary Devices"Show, don't tell," they say. But telling is necessary. It's just a matter of doing it right. Hide your exposition through action.
By Bart Bishop
By Peter Derk
In: SettingWant to make a reader shiver? Here are a few tips.
By Peter Derk
In: GrammarWhy is the new Microsoft Word trying to boss me around?
In: ThemeThe movie adaptation of 'The November Criminals' reminds us that coming of age crime stories are the best kinds of stories.
By Kat Hausler
By Alex Behr
Using The *Big* Words: Five Tips On Making Jargon And Tech Work For Your Writing, Rather Than Against It
By Mike Cooper
In: VocabularyPeople curse. If your stories don't curse too, how authentic are you being to the world you are creating?
In: Literary DevicesHow current trends in realism and genre have failed to prepare us for our disheartening reality.
In: SettingKnowing your setting doesn't mean you'll avoid stereotyping it.
In: ResearchWriting a crime scene where a murder is made to look like a suicide? Here's a guide to doing your research and getting the forensic details right.
By Jeff Noon
In: ThemeThe final installment of Jeff's 10 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."