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.
How do you define literary fiction?
Let's talk about sex, baby... How do you write characters of the opposite sex who don't sound like a man doing a poor imitation of a woman, or vice versa? What are the real differences in how we talk?
You might consider yourself intelligent, perhaps even enlightened, but nobody can know everything. How can you write characters that know more than you do?
Here are 15 unconventional methods of telling a story. Why not stretch yourself?
It's hard to tell when a story is done. Here are some tips for figuring it out.
In: Bret Easton Ellis, Haruki Murakami, Jack Ketchum, JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, List, Research, Stephen Graham Jones, Stephen King, Storyville
Here are three essential books you should read in every major genre.