In: ResearchAdvice on how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign from someone who's done it.
By Rob Hart
In: ResearchIf you want to get the feel for a town, strip clubs are a good place to start. Rob Hart shares his strip club experiences and how they've influenced his new novel, CITY OF ROSE.
In: SettingSometimes our world and others overlap, like the center of a Venn diagram. These new worlds that still retain vestiges of our own offer a unique angle; they allow the author to make comparisons.
By BH Shepherd
In: ThemeA look at the theme of storytelling throughout Quentin Tarantino's filmography.
By Peter Derk
In: StructureUnearned sex scenes are hard to swallow. Here are five writers that get to the guts of what's at stake when we get naked.
In: GrammarSeems like "rhetoric" is always in the news lately. And it's never good. But why?
By Leah Rhyne
By Cath Murphy
By Suzy Vitello
In: Live ReadingSuzy Vitello, aka "the den mom," knows how to throw a great book party. After all, she was taught by the master of the literary festivus, Chuck Palahniuk. Need some ideas for your own launch? Read on.
In: StructureNo writer stalked the inherent tensions in fiction with more guts and style than Ray Bradbury. Here are five lessons in conflict from the master of wonder.
In: GrammarIt's actually not that hard to write more inclusively, but it's more important now than ever to TRY.
In: POVPerspective and point of view in fiction is often slippery and elusive.
By Cath Murphy
In: ThemeIf we're all creating a broader social narrative and constructing damaging roles, does that mean we should portray the world as it should be rather than as it is? Tough question. Let's unpackage it.