By Troy Farah
In: ClicheA column in which we explore the various misgivings and strengths of girls that are Manic, Pixie and Dreamy.
In: StructureIs your dramatic structure intact? Study Freytag's Triangle to see if it is.
In: PlotA nerdy confessional where I go back through some tabletop RPG experiences that taught me valuable storytelling truths.
In: VoiceNeo-noir fiction is literally defined as "new-black," but what exactly does that mean?
In: GrammarVerbs are action words. That seems simple enough, so why are there so many different variables when it comes to conjugating them?
In: DialogueWant to improve your dialogue skills? This article looks at the mistakes writers commonly make.
In: GrammarDo You feel Compelled to Capitalize every other Word? If so, you are an OverCapitalizer. There is help—read on...
By Erik Wecks
In: StructureYoung writers shouldn't be afraid to challenge the conventions of storytelling if they have a plot-driven reason for doing so.
Life-Changers and Soul-Crushers: 3 Books I Feel Blessed to Have Read & 3 I Wish I Could Obliterate from My Memory
In: PlotLet the debates begin! Three books that made me want to be a better writer and better person, and three books that made me want to gouge my eyes out.
In: DialogueQuotations marks, italics, em dashes, or none of the above: these are a few different ways to punctuate dialogue in your prose.
By Rob Hart
By Dana Fredsti
In: RewritingStruggling to make effective cuts? This article walks you through four strategies for trimming, tightening, and focusing your work.