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.
By Peter Derk
In: PlotMatthew Quirk, author of the newly-released 'Dead Man Switch,' talks about the secret code of storytelling he learned from screenwriting.
In: SettingFive examples of how reality TV Shows 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' showed me how to write better stories.
By Alex Segura
In: PoetryWe all know genres aren't male or female, but if they all ended up in a bar fight, would poetry be the manliest?
By Steph Post
In: Live ReadingHonest, real advice for making it through your first book tour.
By Leah Rhyne
In: Literary DevicesLet's dig into the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope to see if, perhaps, Jane Austen created the original: Elizabeth Bennet of 'Pride and Prejudice'.
In: PoetryInterested in experimenting with traditional form poetry but not sure where to start, or if you'll like it? Suggestions for poets who want to avoid rhyme, avoid meter, keep it quick, or just have fun.