Whether you're a mystery writer looking to add an authentic pulp fiction vibe to your next story, or just want to learn to craft a creative simile, one of the best authors to turn to is Raymond Chandler.
Nothing’s original, but character voice makes you stick around. Character voice is the most important aspect of any storytelling medium, in my opinion. I think writers need to focus on their voice and what makes their story stand out.
Writing a rudimentary, no-frills haiku is easy. You can do it in 60 seconds. However, if you want to go beyond the basics and create a truly amazing haiku, you’ll need to take your time and do a little extra work.
We write what we know, but do we really know how we write? Indie author Doug Schwartz explains how to write like yourself.
Deus ex machina has a bad reputation. And not without reason. This highly contrived way of solving an unsolvable problem in a work of fiction is one of the hallmarks of sloppy writing. Still, as a plot device, deus ex machina isn’t 100% bad if you know how to use it correctly.
At first glance, it seems easy to write like Jane Austen. But it’s actually a lot trickier than it looks.
I used to feel that the full story was swimming around in my head and I was simply netting it out of the water as I wrote it down, but now I take a much more in-control approach to my writing
If you’re ready to shake off the shackles of conventional rhyme and meter, but don’t know where to begin, there’s no better place to start than learning to write like E.E. Cummings.
Whether you’re a poet, essayist, critic, or fiction writer, learning to write like Dorothy Parker can seriously up your composition game.
Writing a fake memoir is a treacherous, tricky business. But learning how it’s done is the best way to avoid being fooled by the next shocking but highly improbable bestselling tell-all.