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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.
Tips, stories, and advice on how to survive rejection.
Do you use any editing softwares to perfect your writing? Here is a sampling of tools available.
Tips for how to execute some advanced storytelling techniques.
Sometimes the most pivotal characters need to be conjured and coddled into the story, under the shadow of misstarts and dead-end plotlines.
Violence is fun. But finding other ways to resolve conflict can improve your writing, and turn an average story into one with depth and intrigue.
Some tips for turning your obsessions—good and bad—into powerful stories.
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.