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: WorkshopAdvice on how to be a good critique partner, no matter what the situation.
In: VoiceThe first line. The first paragraph. The first page. The first chapter. They all matter. A lot. Here are some things you should keep in mind to get them right.
In: Literary DevicesTips on how to use foreshadowing to write layered stories with powerful emotion.
In: PoetryHorror poetry reaches out into the darkness in hopes that understanding the shadows will shed light on our fears.
By Joshua Isard
In: Live ReadingI am lonely and miss performing for people. Let's take a trip down memory lane.
By Joshua Isard
In: PhrasesEmploy language that allows the audience to believe your characters believe what is happening.
In: CharacterThe Weeping Monk is by far one of the most compelling characters in Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller's 'Cursed', and is a prime example of how to craft a redemption arc.
In: ResearchWhy should you get your stories reprinted? It can help your career!
By Lisa Bubert
In: RewritingWhat are those pesky rejection letters actually telling you?
In: WorkshopApplying edits, pushing yourself, and writing to a specific market. Some additional tips to help you survive the workshop environment.
By BH Shepherd
In: CharacterA brief explanation of why it is inappropriate for police officers to incorporate the Punisher's symbol into their uniforms.
In: ResearchTips, stories, and advice on how to survive rejection.
By Cina Pelayo
In: GrammarDo you use any editing softwares to perfect your writing? Here is a sampling of tools available.