BEYOND THE GOOD/BAD CHARACTER DICHOTOMY
Crafting unique characters is a delicate process. Here’s a few tips to help writers bring life and color to the people in their stories.
UNDERSTANDING THE OBJECTIVE CORRELATIVE
One way to embed a central theme in a story is with the use of a literary device commonly referred to as an Objective Correlative.
WRITING BETWEEN THE CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT
One the most widely misunderstood — yet crucial — skills a writer must learn is the ability to put specific actions on the page that transcend into larger, universal concepts.
EMBRACING A BAD FIRST DRAFT
Let's face it: the first draft of anything is going to be awful. That's okay. In fact, here's why it's encouraged.
ART AND THE APHORISM
Love them or hate them, writers can learn a lot about sentence structure and wordplay by experimenting with the timeless art form of the aphorism. Read the article here.
FREE INDIRECT DISCOURSE: A PRIMER
Writers who find themselves wrestling with point-of-view problems may want to consider a technique that combines the best of two narrative modes. Check it out.
OVERCOMING “VOICE ANXIETY”
Writers stress themselves out over the idea of devising a unique, compelling voice in their writing. Here's why a lot of that anxiety is underserved. Read the article here.