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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.
You don’t want your expletives to be too dirty. I mean, the fun kind of dirty, yes, but dirty, lousy with grammar and punctuation mistakes? No fuckin’ way.
A guide to turning your kids on to horror.
The animated show 'Archer' is a grammar-lovers wet dream.
Whether your protagonist is a hotshot attorney walking into a murder trial or a convicted criminal awaiting his appeal, it’s important that you maintain your authority by using the correct jargon.
Or, Stuff That Makes You Look Wet Behind the Ears, Part Two: The Craft Edition.
Here are some of my favorite recent films, and ways they can inform and inspire your writing.
Skilled writers perform a kind of optical illusion of the mind's eye, creating language that matches and expands upon our own real life experiences.
How effective is the first act of Terrence Malick's debut feature on the page?
Is there a linguistic elegance to code? Is it only ever for issuing commands, or can it be for the enjoyment of the programmer?
No one wants your book to be perfect more than your proofreader. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done.
Advice on how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign from someone who's done it.
If 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.
Sometimes 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.
A look at the theme of storytelling throughout Quentin Tarantino's filmography.
How to write about love in your fiction.
'Making A Murderer' was a fascinating story, but good storytelling made it truly excellent.
Unearned sex scenes are hard to swallow. Here are five writers that get to the guts of what's at stake when we get naked.
Seems like "rhetoric" is always in the news lately. And it's never good. But why?
You want to edit your own writing. Here's how to get started.
One of your favorite literary characters takes on life's big questions.