Column by Jay Wilburn April 12, 2022
While there are some writing conventions that are generally agreed upon, the subtle things that make a story good may be more intangible than we like to think.
Column by Cina Pelayo
The more that you know about your characters, the more confidently you can write about them.
Column by Joshua Isard
We all know the cliche, "show don't tell," but it's still a common issue with young writers. That's where trust comes in.
Column by Repo Kempt April 22, 2019
How to effectively use sensory details to connect with readers and maximize the fear in your writing.
Column by Repo Kempt July 9, 2018
A guide to portraying emotions in your fiction.
Column by Peter Derk January 11, 2018
Want to make a reader shiver? Here are a few tips.
Column by Richard Thomas
It was a dark and stormy night...
Column by Leah Dearborn April 18, 2016
Skilled writers perform a kind of optical illusion of the mind's eye, creating language that matches and expands upon our own real life experiences.
Column by Jon Gingerich January 30, 2013
The overuse of adjectives and adverbs can ruin sentences and flatten descriptive passages.