What can a good writing group do for you? Almost everything.
By Robbie Blair
Tips for how to take criticism—including both constructive feedback and more volatile attacks on your work.
Got a story that keeps getting turned down for publication? Here's how you can use industry rejection as a critical tool to improve your work.
A list of the some of the most predictable, clichéd storylines that somehow continue to appear in fiction workshops again, and again, and again.
Is technology increasing your productivity as a writer or distracting your muse?
Let's face it: the first draft of anything is going to be awful. That's okay. In fact, here's why it's encouraged.
Volunteering for Wordstock keeps me sane. You should try it!
In: editing, fiction writing, Grammar, Plot, Revision, Rewriting, Storyville, Structure, Vocabulary, Workshop
It's been said that the difference between a good writer and a great writer is editing. So let's hop to it.
The Bestselling author of "Generation X" and "Girlfriend In A Coma" gives some simple advice picked up during his 25 years as a writer.
Christmas comes early today! In this essay Chuck provides a grab-bag of incredibly useful ideas that don't require too much individual elaboration. From delineating the three types of speech, to simple maxims for the writing life.