The word existential may have, in some contexts, devolved into an epithet for things that seem deep or important, but that’s not really what it means.
For author C.S. Humble, one of the most reliable narrative materials to build a story with is family.
Tips and trick for writing a compelling novel synopsis.
Will this article finally bring Sports Twitter and Writer Twitter together? Will the Dolphins draft Tua? Can writers really learn writing tips from watching the NFL Draft?
Want to write and live with empathy? Maybe there's a way.
Tips and tricks for using a chorus in your fiction.
Love vs. Hate. How to employ the duality of strong emotions to improve your fiction.
Bumper stickers are the right place for "I love my wife." Novels are the place to tell the truth.
Certain writers demand to be read, and doing so is a class to all who do. Don Winslow is one of them.
It's a new decade! Let's look back on 10 years of giving grammar advice.
Some tips for how to end 2019 and set up 2020 for writing success.
Crafting a mystery series can be fraught with peril, but tackle these three questions and you’re guaranteed to unlock what lies at the heart of the terror.
Some tips on using the people around you to provide depth, meaning, emotion, and authority in your stories.
An analysis of Mrs. Coulter in the recent TV adaptation of "His Dark Materials" shows writers how to craft complex villains.
This is a literary name everyone should know.
Some tips on how to use ritual, ceremony, and witchcraft to make your story more believable.
Freddy. Michael. Jason. How did slasher films dominate the horror genre in the 70's and 80's? Let's examine the rise of the subgenre and it's legacy as pure cinematic experience.
Why would anyone with dyslexia try to be a writer? Ask Anne Rice, Richard Ford, or sit down and let me tell you my story.
How can you find original locations to set your horror stories? Here are a few ideas.
Always be passionate about what you believe, but write in a way that give readers the benefit of the doubt.
This article offers authors strategies for exploring the darker side of sex with safety and consent in mind.
When it comes to writing and research, some really useful tools are hiding in plain sight. Here's a list of my favorites.
Thoughts on the differences between novels and short stories, specifically when it comes to pacing and depth.
Timeless literature begins with the youngest readers.
The role of real events in fictional stories is an unavoidable aspect of an author's signature voice—and even the authors themselves don't know where the line between the two is drawn.