Richard Thomas

Storyville: Introducing Your Children to Horror

In: Research
A guide to turning your kids on to horror.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Six Dark Contemporary Films That Can Inspire Your Fiction

Here are some of my favorite recent films, and ways they can inform and inspire your writing.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: The DOs and DONTs of Running a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

In: Research
Advice on how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign from someone who's done it.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Love in Fiction

How to write about love in your fiction.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: How to Write Flash Fiction

Tips and tricks for writing powerful flash fiction.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Playing With Point of View

In: POV
Perspective and point of view in fiction is often slippery and elusive.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Writer’s Block—Where It Comes From, and How to Break Through

Information on where writer's block comes from, and how to fix it.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: 10 Ways to Fool Your Readers

Ten tips for the best ways to fool your readers.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Shifting Sympathies

Tips and suggestions on how to shift the sympathy of the reader from one character to another.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Making Relationships Feel Real in Your Fiction

Some tips on how to make your fictional relationship feel real.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Love Instead of Death—Writing With Heart

In: Theme, Voice
Replace death with love, in your writing, and see what happens.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Ten Places to Send Your Fiction in 2015

In: Research
Ten ideas for where to send your fiction in 2015.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Advance Your Writing Career—NOW!

In: Research
Advance your writing career right now! Hop to it—some tips and tricks.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Avoiding Tropes in Horror

What are horror tropes, and how can you avoid them?
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Writing a Novel Without Plotting it Out

Tips on how to write a novel without plotting it out.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Writing About Taboo Subjects

When writing about taboo subjects, be careful how you do it.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: How to Put Together an Anthology

Tips and information about how to put together an anthology of short stories.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Death in Fiction

Death in fiction — who, what, when, where and why.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Putting Your Life in Your Fiction

Some helpful tips for working your life into your fiction.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Kill Your Darlings—How 'Game of Thrones' Can Change Your Writing

We can learn some valuable lessons about plotting, characters, and expectations from watching (or reading) 'Game of Thrones.'
Taylor Houston

Ask the Grammarian: How "snuck" sneaked in...

In: Grammar
How "snuck" sneaked into the English language and we totally let it.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Three Essential Books On Writing

Three essential books on writing by Stephen King, Donald Maas and Jeff VanderMeer.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: How to Write a Book Review

In: Research
Some tips on how to write a compelling book review.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: Editor Interviews—Shock Totem, Shimmer, and The Dark

In: Research
Some quick questions with three editors of contemporary, dark fiction.
Richard Thomas

Storyville: My Ten Favorite Short Stories of 2013

In: Voice
Here are my ten favorite short stories for 2013.