How to Purge the Thousand Story Ideas Running Around In Your Head

Column by Peter Derk July 27, 2020
You've got a bunch of ideas dragging on your limited resources. Let's get rid of 'em.

Access Your Subconscious for Better Writing

Column by Autumn Christian August 26, 2019
All great stories exist in the place outside the conscious mind.

Storm the Brain! 15 Methods to Get Unstuck, Prompt Ideas, and Solve Problems

Column by Annie Neugebauer November 3, 2017
From going for a long walk to asking dozens of questions with no answers, here are 15 methods to pull yourself out of a rut, squeeze through a rock & a hard place, or bounce back from hitting a wall.

10 Non-Fiction Books That Changed My Life

Column by Michael David Wilson July 22, 2016
Michael David Wilson examines ten non-fiction books that have changed his life for the better.

Embracing Hypnagogia: How to Write Using Your Subconscious

Column by Max Booth III March 25, 2015
Hypnagogia is the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep. It might also possibly be one of our mind’s most vital tools for creativity.
Gene Weingarten picks story idea out of hat - literally

Pulitzer Winning Columnist Picks Story Subject Out of Hat

News by Dean Fetzer
An idea picked at random, Gene Weingarten’s new book ‘One Day’ will center on a single day in U.S. History.

Storyville: Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

Column by Richard Thomas February 16, 2012
Where do you get your ideas? Turns out, you can get them just about anywhere. But the best stories tap into your personal experiences and emotional truths.