An open letter to Charlotte Perkins Gilman that reflects on postpartum and her story "The Yellow Wallpaper."
An open letter to Anne Sexton on her birthday.
A haunting open letter to the influential American poet.
How to write authentic fiction that resonates with other people.
How do you write dark fiction in a post-Covid world? Be a phoenix, rising from the ashes.
Examples of how to use universal truths in your fiction.
Some thoughts on how and why we live through our stories and protagonists.
Edgy fiction is difficult to pull off - and requires a depth and understanding of history, literature, and yourself. It's not about repeating what's been done before. It's about expanding it.
By Joshua Isard
The agendas with which you approach your story might be holding the narrative back.
By Peter Derk
Does your work have a worthwhile story underneath the experiment? In other words, are you going to pay off the work a reader does to understand what’s going on?
A few ideas on how to tap into your inner darkness, as we approach Halloween.
How to write about love in your fiction.
Ten tips for the best ways to fool your readers.
How can your fiction be as visual and engrossing as a film? Here are some suggestions.
You've always heard the maxim, "Show, don't tell..." but almost no writing teacher ever explains... How. Discover how to strengthen your prose by unpacking abstract and static verbs into descriptive action.
Ten obvious truths about fiction and its relationship with your readers.