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: POVSkilled writers perform a kind of optical illusion of the mind's eye, creating language that matches and expands upon our own real life experiences.
In: GrammarNo one wants your book to be perfect more than your proofreader. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done.
In: ResearchAdvice on how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign from someone who's done it.
By Rob Hart
In: ResearchIf you want to get the feel for a town, strip clubs are a good place to start. Rob Hart shares his strip club experiences and how they've influenced his new novel, CITY OF ROSE.
In: SettingSometimes our world and others overlap, like the center of a Venn diagram. These new worlds that still retain vestiges of our own offer a unique angle; they allow the author to make comparisons.
By BH Shepherd
In: ThemeA look at the theme of storytelling throughout Quentin Tarantino's filmography.
By Peter Derk
In: GrammarSeems like "rhetoric" is always in the news lately. And it's never good. But why?
In: RewritingYou want to edit your own writing. Here's how to get started.
By Leah Rhyne
By Cath Murphy
In: RewritingYou've just completed NaNoWriMo and have a messy first draft to show for it. Now what?
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.