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by Laura Preble • 5 comments
Pitching is usually painful, but as in baseball and in life, sort of necessary if you want to get published.
Whenever I’m working on a new novel, I’m always torn about how to describe it. Do I give lots of detail (summarize the plot, give the back-of-the-book synopsis, go into character motivations) or the m...
by Justin C. Key • 28 comments
I'm black. I'm a horror writer. That's stressful at times, and let me tell you why.
Race. Writing. They have to collide at some point. But what's the implications of being a minority writer? What are the responsibilities? It's a risky topic....but what the hell. Only live once, right...
by Alex Cabal • 18 comments
Congratulations to the winners, and make sure to check out our latest free writing contest!
We had another great group of entries for the Extreme Makeover Contest, and after a lot of careful consideration by our judges, I'm excited to announce the winners! 1st place, $100 cash via Paypal:...
by Nina Munteanu • 11 comments
Dialogue spices narrative and increases pace because it is read more quickly; is pleasing to the reader’s eye and gets readers involved. Dialogue is action. Use dialogue to move the story along and to establish character, tension, and relationship.
Dialogue spices narrative and increases pace because it is read more quickly; is pleasing to the reader’s eye and gets readers involved. Dialogue is action. Five tools for achieving relevant and excit...
by Dan Tricarico • 8 comments
What does Eric Clapton know about writing? Turns out he knows plenty.
Always a writer at heart, I kept a journal in the late 80s while pursuing an ultimately non-existent acting career in Los Angeles. As a reminder of the importance of studying my craft as an actor, I o...
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