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.
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.
By Cina Pelayo
In: StructureFormulating a three-act structure by recycling traumatic memories.
By Cina Pelayo
By Elle Nash
In: AbstractsEdgy fiction is difficult to pull off - and requires a depth and understanding of history, literature, and yourself. It's not about repeating what's been done before. It's about expanding it.
By Repo Kempt
In: Live ReadingReading your work in public matters. A lot. Here's how to do it right.