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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.
By Joshua Isard
In: StructureMake Freytag's Pyramid work for you, not the other way around.
In: ResearchA guide to writing realistic crime and horror fiction when your manuscript involves blood.
In: ResearchResearch is important, but you don't want to become a researcher. Learn how to research as a writer instead of writing as a researcher.
In: Literary Devices"Show, don't tell," they say. But telling is necessary. It's just a matter of doing it right. Hide your exposition through action.
By Bart Bishop
By Peter Derk
In: SettingWant to make a reader shiver? Here are a few tips.
By Peter Derk
In: GrammarWhy is the new Microsoft Word trying to boss me around?
In: ThemeThe movie adaptation of 'The November Criminals' reminds us that coming of age crime stories are the best kinds of stories.
By Kat Hausler
By Alex Behr
Using The *Big* Words: Five Tips On Making Jargon And Tech Work For Your Writing, Rather Than Against It
By Mike Cooper
In: VocabularyPeople curse. If your stories don't curse too, how authentic are you being to the world you are creating?