Writing only what you know can be a very limiting dictate, especially when it comes to writing fiction. So much of what seeks to pour out of our brains is outside our experience. Award-winning writer Diana Pho suggests some tools to assist us in writing outside our experience(s) and doing it well.
Discovering and perfecting your own unique writing process is a little bit more than just trial and error. Here are some tried and true steps to help you along your way.
Cris Freese continues with the informative post from Eleanore D. Trupkiewicz, whose short story, “Poetry by Keats,” took home the grand prize in WD’s 14th Annual Short Short Story Competition.
By starting a story in the midst of action, writers can hook readers with a literary technique as old as the Greek epics—in medias res. Paul Buchanan explains how.
Tempering your vision with reality can often be a hard pill to swallow. Here are some reasons why and how to cope with them.
One person sharpening another is a biblical concept that is also a universal truth. When we partner with another writer in a learning/teaching relationship both people get better.
Writers are responsible for cherishing and guarding our language. So hoist up your dictionaries and thesauruses and enter the fray.