Richard Thomas

Storyville: Research and Duotrope

An in-depth analysis of Duotrope.com, one of the best websites for submitting and tracking your writing.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: The Journey of "Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears"

The journey of a single short story can be a difficult one. Track "Rudy" on his epic voyage.
Chuck Palahniuk

Stocking Stuffers: 13 Writing Tips From Chuck Palahniuk

Christmas comes early today! In this essay Chuck provides a grab-bag of incredibly useful ideas that don't require too much individual elaboration. From delineating the three types of speech, to simple maxims for the writing life.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Cover Letters and Bridging the Gap

Once you've got a story written, how do you send it out into the world?
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Finding Your Voice

Embarking on the quest to find your very own literary voice
Chuck Palahniuk

Textures of Information

In: Research
Lists, recipes, documentaries--almost everything verbal or textual is storytelling in some form. Chuck makes the case for lifting from various non-fiction forms and quick-cutting between them to enrich the textures of your fiction.