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: ResearchThe top reasons authors don't submit their work, and my responses.
By Peter Derk
In: CharacterWhat gives you the right to tell someone else's story?
By Cina Pelayo
By Joshua Isard
In: RewritingNo first draft is perfect. We all have bad habits and bad habits show up a lot. Here are 10 things Jay Wilburn seems to find in all his first drafts.
By Gabriel Hart
In: ResearchThink about all the stories that fall under radar, which sculpted your town into the place it is today.
By Peter Derk
In: ThemeI love "A Christmas Carol", and I thought I'd seen every version out there—I was wrong.
By Leah Rhyne
In: Live ReadingMany literary festivals went virtual in 2020 (& likely will do so for the first part of 2021). This is a first-hand account of why my organization did it, how we did it, & how we (barely) survived.
In: WorkshopAdvice on how to be a good critique partner, no matter what the situation.
In: VoiceThe first line. The first paragraph. The first page. The first chapter. They all matter. A lot. Here are some things you should keep in mind to get them right.
In: Literary DevicesTips on how to use foreshadowing to write layered stories with powerful emotion.