In: Character, Joyce Carol Oates, Literary Devices, Plot, POV, Research, Setting, Short Stories, Storyville, Structure
One of the most talked about, published and taught stories, I dissect "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates.
NaNoWriMo can be a hectic time, even if you're not trying to juggle writing with a job, family, going to the gym, and occasionally breathing.
What you need to know about zombies, infections, and SCIENCE.
By Erin Reel
What books on writing are worth your lunch money? Erin Reel asks a handful of writers, agents who write, and one publisher what books stand the test of time.
What you need to know about the dissociative identity disorder, multiple personalities, and SCIENCE.
How do you know if your writing career is going well? Here are 10 ways to check your progress.
How do you manipulate your audience? Here are a few tips.
What you need to know about the speed of light, faster-than-light travel, and SCIENCE.
Here are ten tips for successfully publishing your stories.
Have you wondered whether your work is protected by copyright? Or whether you can write a story based on people you know? This article delves into five legal issues frequently encountered by writers.
How do you define literary fiction?
Let's talk about sex, baby... How do you write characters of the opposite sex who don't sound like a man doing a poor imitation of a woman, or vice versa? What are the real differences in how we talk?
You might consider yourself intelligent, perhaps even enlightened, but nobody can know everything. How can you write characters that know more than you do?
Here are 15 unconventional methods of telling a story. Why not stretch yourself?
It's hard to tell when a story is done. Here are some tips for figuring it out.
In: Bret Easton Ellis, Haruki Murakami, Jack Ketchum, JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, List, Research, Stephen Graham Jones, Stephen King, Storyville
Here are three essential books you should read in every major genre.
Are you ready to put together a short story collection? Here are some tips to help you make it shine.
Here are some quick tips for growing your brand and enhancing your image.
Here are ten ways to evaluate fiction markets, so you can place your stories with confidence.
Why should you even bother with stories, novels are where it's at, right? No--walk before you can run.
Over the past five years I've learned a lot of things about writing — here are 20 of them.
Ten tips to avoid clichés and stereotypes in your fiction.
By Dana Fredsti
Author Dana Fredsti talks about the trials and tribulations of writing the sequel to her hit book, 'Plague Town,' and all the anxiety and lessons that came with it.
In: Analysis, Character, Dissection, Plot, POV, Research, Setting, Short Stories, Storyville, Structure
Dissecting my story, "Fireflies," I shine a light on my first attempt at magical realism — craft, process, and structure.