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.
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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: CharacterGhosts I ain't afraid of, ghosts I AM afraid of, evaluating the handsomeness of Stephen King, ludonarrative dissonance, and everything else Alan Wake.
By Gabriel Hart
In: SettingHow do you write about the ‘now’ in a time of ongoing global crisis?
In: ThemeSpace exploration has been a popular topic in recent publishing, with a growing number of voices writing on the subject. Here are 10 books to keep you company for the (very) long flight.
In: VoiceThis essay encourages readers and writers alike to bridge the gap between literary and genre in order to find horror in unsuspecting places.
In: ResearchThe top reasons authors don't submit their work, and my responses.
In: StructureHow to structure horror fiction with a standup comedian's POV.
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.
In: ThemeI love "A Christmas Carol", and I thought I'd seen every version out there—I was wrong.