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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.
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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: PlotPantsers are the wild and wooly improvisational artists of the writing world. Here are some tools and approaches that can help them develop their stories without giving up their preferred style.
In: RewritingSo you have to write something. Maybe it's the first thing you've written since high school. Don't worry, it's not that hard. We'll get through it together.
In: StructureFortunately, your source is infinitely replenishable: On writing without an outline, out of an image you don’t understand, towards a beauty you’re not sure exists.
In: PoetryContemporary poetry recommendations from the first half of 2022.
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In: Word PlayA review of Sudowrite, fiction writing software that uses AI to generate content.
In: VoiceIt's important to leave room for the reader. Here are some ways you can do that.
In: PoetryWe still treat teenagers like their interests and passions are amusing instead of existence-altering. So I wrote a book on Sylvia Plath to challenge that.
In: Literary DevicesWithholding gets a bad rap from lazy mysteries and lousy thrillers. But it's a great comedy writing tool.
In: Cliche1980 was over 40 years ago. 80s horror movies are now all classics or didn't stand the test of time. Either way, they can teach us a lot about good and bad writing.
In: RewritingNick Kolakowski's revised trio of novellas, now titled "Love & Bullets", is out from Shotgun Honey this month. He has some advice...
In: Literary DevicesWriters have always loved to give advice, even when it’s not solicited.