In: Abstracts, Character, Dialogue, Grammar, Literary Devices, Narrator, Objects, Phrases, Plot, POV, Research, Rewriting, Structure, Verbs, Voice, Word Play, Workshop
Chuck surprised us all with a new batch of essays for 2014 & 2015! There is no exact timeline on how these will roll out, so just keep an eye on the site.
Concrete, practical methods for improving your writing.
36 exclusive craft essays on writing you won't find anywhere else online. The knowledge here is equivalent to what you'd get in an MFA program.
In: ThemeAlways be passionate about what you believe, but write in a way that give readers the benefit of the doubt.
In: SettingThoughts on the differences between novels and short stories, specifically when it comes to pacing and depth.
In: VoiceTimeless literature begins with the youngest readers.
By Peter Derk
In: RewritingAs C.J. Cherryh wrote, “It is perfectly okay to write garbage — as long as you edit brilliantly.” Here are five tips on how to approach the second draft of your novel-in-making.
By BH Shepherd
In: PoetryAn exploration of how writing in unfamiliar genres and formats can help you grow as a writer.
In: RewritingJust because a story is old doesn’t automatically mean that it’s terrible. Here are five tips on how to make the most of an ancient manuscript that you might have once forgotten in a drawer somewhere.
In: StructureFormulating a three-act structure by recycling traumatic memories.