The top reasons authors don't submit their work, and my responses.
Experience vs. research: What stories are yours to tell?
By Cina Pelayo
The more that you know about your characters, the more confidently you can write about them.
By Joshua Isard
Finding the right amount of information to include in a story can be a difficult task for any writer.
By Gabriel Hart
Think about all the stories that fall under radar, which sculpted your town into the place it is today.
By Peter Derk
Is science an overused tool in writing? What do you stand to gain by adding faith to your fiction?
The international best-selling author and MasterClass teacher discusses the basis of all fiction.
Why should you get your stories reprinted? It can help your career!
Tips, stories, and advice on how to survive rejection.
Some tips for turning your obsessions—good and bad—into powerful stories.
Certain writers demand to be read, and doing so is a class to all who do. Don Winslow is one of them.
Some tips for how to end 2019 and set up 2020 for writing success.
Some tips on using the people around you to provide depth, meaning, emotion, and authority in your stories.
Some tips on how to use ritual, ceremony, and witchcraft to make your story more believable.
When it comes to writing and research, some really useful tools are hiding in plain sight. Here's a list of my favorites.
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.
Tips on how film can help unblock, inspire, and add depth to your fiction.
Tips on how travel can inform your fiction.
Some thoughts on how and why we live through our stories and protagonists.
By Repo Kempt
Given the limited amount of reading time in our lives, it's important not to waste time consuming material that won't help us progress and develop.
In order to write deep, layered, original fiction you MUST read broadly.
In: Harry Potter, LeVar Burton, List, New Yorker, PODCASTS, Reading Rainbow, Research, women authors
Make it your New Year's Resolution to find and read more books through the literary world's secret weapon: podcasts.
What is method writing, and how can it help breathe authenticity into your work?
There is a lot we, as authors, can learn by reading the Best Horror of the Year anthology.