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: ThemeIt’s easy to view these aesthetics as trends of small consequence, but it’s more interesting to watch their evolution against the scope of other romantic movements.
In: ResearchTips and tricks for navigating the world of book blurbs.
In: SettingHeyer said of her own writing in the 1940s, “I think to myself I ought to be shot for writing such nonsense," but her self-deprecation undermined her wit and substantial body of bestselling work.
In: PoetryAn open letter to Charles Bukowski on his birthday.
In: NarratorFresh ideas can be learned from books told from a different perspective.
In: AbstractsHow to write authentic fiction that resonates with other people.
In: VoiceWhat you write matters. Getting paid is not enough.
In: StructureSome tips on inserting scene breaks into your short stories.
In: POVRichard dissects his epistolary horror story, "In His House."
In: RewritingIt's crucial that you can read your writing as the audience, an author, AND an editor.
By Peter Derk
In: CharacterGhosts I ain't afraid of, ghosts I AM afraid of, evaluating the handsomeness of Stephen King, ludonarrative dissonance, and everything else Alan Wake.
By Gabriel Hart
In: SettingHow do you write about the ‘now’ in a time of ongoing global crisis?
In: ThemeSpace exploration has been a popular topic in recent publishing, with a growing number of voices writing on the subject. Here are 10 books to keep you company for the (very) long flight.
In: VoiceThis essay encourages readers and writers alike to bridge the gap between literary and genre in order to find horror in unsuspecting places.
In: ResearchThe top reasons authors don't submit their work, and my responses.
In: StructureHow to structure horror fiction with a standup comedian's POV.