Chuck Palahniuk's 2014-2015 Essays
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.
Write Or Go Home
In: Character, Dialogue, Grammar, Narrator, Plot, POV, Research, Rewriting, Setting, Structure, Theme, Vocabulary, Voice
Essays from the doctor himself, Stephen Graham Jones. Stephen is a critically acclaimed author and instructor here at LitReactor.
Notes on the Craft
In: Dialogue, Literary Devices
Concrete, practical methods for improving your writing.
36 Writing Essays by Chuck Palahniuk
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.
Storyville: What We Can Learn From Reading Bad Fiction
"Lack of Character Development" is Not Always A Problem
Storyville: Anthology Calls—How to Write to Theme, and Stand Out in a Crowd
Taxonomies for Storytelling
Storyville: The Big Reveal—Adding Up to Ten
Fostering Inclusivity: Sensitivity Readings and Content Warnings
By Lor Gislason
6 Books with Warped Timelines to Celebrate Groundhog Day, Bill-Murray-style
Storyville: Dissecting Body, Mind, and Soul
Dialog Journals and Writing Good Dialog
You’re A Writer, But Is MasterClass Right For You?
In: ClicheMasterClass offers numerous courses for aspiring writers. But are such classes worth the investment? This article seeks to address that concern and give you a brief overview of some of the sessions.
Walter Mosley, Natural Language, and Empathy
By Joshua Isard
In: DialogueEveryday language is a way to understand different kinds of people. Diving in to those differences is vital.
Storyville: 10 Tips and Exercises for Generating New Story Ideas
So You've Won NaNoWriMo — What Next?
In: RewritingAfter winning your first NaNo, you may be wondering what to do. Here's some advice.
Storyville: The Symbolism of the Four Seasons
In: SettingSome tips on how the seasons can service your story.
The Edible Complex: Food-based tips for research and editing
Storyville: How Grateful, Compassionate Protagonists Can Add Depth to Your Fiction
When Fiction Sells, Why Write Speculative Poetry?
In: PoetryThere are a lot of ways that poetry can not only strengthen your writing career and author brand, but also your bank account.
Storyville: How Various Media Can Change You as a Writer
Storyville: Hate From Love—Complex Emotions in Characterization
Writing Advice for Non-Writers
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.