What happens if you need to set a story in a place you've never seen? Melissa F. Olson, author of the Boundary Magic series, walks you through how to plan a location research trip.
Procrastination doesn’t have to be a complete waste of time. Instead, it can be only sort of a waste of time.
It's the most trite piece of advice any writer can receive...or is it?
You've learned how to combine stock images to create vaguely interesting book covers. Time to learn some easy typography tricks.
Information on where writer's block comes from, and how to fix it.
In: Harlan Ellison, HWA, Jeff VanderMeer, List, Research, Robert McKee, screenwriting, Stephen King, Wonderbook
Sometimes you'd rather read about writing than write. That's okay, we got you covered.
Tips and suggestions on how to shift the sympathy of the reader from one character to another.
Ten ideas for where to send your fiction in 2015.
Advance your writing career right now! Hop to it—some tips and tricks.
What are horror tropes, and how can you avoid them?
Everything you need to know about cloning, genetic modification, and SCIENCE!
By Peter Derk
Does weed help the writing process? Let's find out.
Tips on how to write a novel without plotting it out.
By Leah Rhyne
In this, the first in a new series of columns about the mechanics of writing a book, we'll talk about the prep work that should occur before you even sit down at your computer/notebook/typewriter.
Sitting in a classroom or wandering through a sterile museum, we often feel estranged from history. But history is really about people, and that’s what makes it such fertile ground for writers.
Born to a literary scholar obsessed with the works of Dante, siblings Christina and Dante Rossetti would respectively become some of the most famous poets of the Victorian era.
The author of 'The Last Policeman' trilogy extolls the virtues of going out into the real world for your research.
Tips and information about how to put together an anthology of short stories.
Some helpful tips for working your life into your fiction.
Today's athenaeums are based on a four-thousand-year-old idea: that reading can be a social activity, and one that is necessary for the advancement of civilization.
Everything you need to know about the vacuum of space, its effects on the human body, and SCIENCE!
We can learn some valuable lessons about plotting, characters, and expectations from watching (or reading) 'Game of Thrones.'
Print was supposed to die with the new millennium, but a number of digital publications have recently opted to go against the grain and begin production of hard copy editions.
Everything you need to know about firearms, the physics of bullets, and SCIENCE!