Leave the Fat

Column by Cameron MacKenzie
Open up your writing and let it live.

11 Poetic Forms Ranked

Column by Rob Blair Young April 26, 2021
For National Poetry Month, I'm ranking eleven different types of formal poetry.

Book vs. Series: Breaking Down "Defending Jacob"

Column by Andrea J. Johnson June 4, 2020
This article identifies the differences between the novel and the series as well as how those choices shape the audience's investment in the narrative.

A Lamp in the Darkness: Finding a Structure

Column by Jeff Noon
Part 2 of Jeff's 6 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."

Embracing Hypnagogia: How to Write Using Your Subconscious

Column by Max Booth III March 25, 2015
Hypnagogia is the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep. It might also possibly be one of our mind’s most vital tools for creativity.

How Journalism Can Help Polish Your Fiction

Column by Troy Farah January 27, 2014
Journalism is an often ignored way to develop strong writing skills. When applied to fiction, the results can be outstanding. Just ask authors like Hemingway and Palahniuk, who were once reporters.

Storyville: Endings, Twisted and Otherwise

Column by Richard Thomas August 16, 2012
A beginning, a middle, and an end. Let's talk about the end. Make it resonate.

Writing In Parallel

Column by Jon Gingerich June 27, 2012
One of the biggest mistakes committed by both beginning and experienced writers is a failure to craft sentences that transmit information clearly, evenly, and with an emphasis on what’s important.