Sitting in a classroom or wandering through a sterile museum, we often feel estranged from history. But history is really about people, and that’s what makes it such fertile ground for writers.
Born to a literary scholar obsessed with the works of Dante, siblings Christina and Dante Rossetti would respectively become some of the most famous poets of the Victorian era.
The author of 'The Last Policeman' trilogy extolls the virtues of going out into the real world for your research.
Tips and information about how to put together an anthology of short stories.
Some helpful tips for working your life into your fiction.
Today's athenaeums are based on a four-thousand-year-old idea: that reading can be a social activity, and one that is necessary for the advancement of civilization.
Everything you need to know about the vacuum of space, its effects on the human body, and SCIENCE!
We can learn some valuable lessons about plotting, characters, and expectations from watching (or reading) 'Game of Thrones.'
Print was supposed to die with the new millennium, but a number of digital publications have recently opted to go against the grain and begin production of hard copy editions.
Everything you need to know about firearms, the physics of bullets, and SCIENCE!
Some tips on how to write a compelling book review.
Everything you need to know about aliens, the biological definition of life, and SCIENCE!
Some quick questions with three editors of contemporary, dark fiction.
Magical thinking, including an early belief in Santa Claus, may play a role in how imagination and creativity develop.
Everything you need to know about evolution, natural selection, and SCIENCE!
In: Character, Joyce Carol Oates, Literary Devices, Plot, POV, Research, Setting, Short Stories, Storyville, Structure
One of the most talked about, published and taught stories, I dissect "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates.
NaNoWriMo can be a hectic time, even if you're not trying to juggle writing with a job, family, going to the gym, and occasionally breathing.
What you need to know about zombies, infections, and SCIENCE.
By Erin Reel
What books on writing are worth your lunch money? Erin Reel asks a handful of writers, agents who write, and one publisher what books stand the test of time.
What you need to know about the dissociative identity disorder, multiple personalities, and SCIENCE.
How do you know if your writing career is going well? Here are 10 ways to check your progress.
How do you manipulate your audience? Here are a few tips.
What you need to know about the speed of light, faster-than-light travel, and SCIENCE.
Here are ten tips for successfully publishing your stories.
Have you wondered whether your work is protected by copyright? Or whether you can write a story based on people you know? This article delves into five legal issues frequently encountered by writers.