Taylor Houston

Sixth Sense Settings: Writing Rich, Descriptive Scenes

Incorporating tone/mood into your settings for realistic descriptions that keep your reader hooked.
Chuck Palahniuk

Developing a Theme

In: Theme
At the core of Minimalism is focusing any piece of writing to support one or two major themes. Learn harvesting, listing, and other methods, after a fun excursion into the spooky side of Chuck's childhood.
Chuck Palahniuk

Nuts and Bolts -- The Horizontal Versus the Vertical

Every story possesses the "horizontal" movement from plot point to plot point and finally to resolution, as well as the "vertical" development of character, theme, and emotional resonance. Discover Chuck's approach to building a story in layers.