Seven tips that will transform a story from a simple thriller into a heart-pounding, James Bond style masterpiece.
People love dogs. A lot. So why not write your next novel, short story, social media post, poem, blog post, or greeting card from the point of view of man’s best friend?
Journalism isn't just for journalists. Whether you’re a poet, novelist, blogger, copywriter or aspiring reporter, learning how to write like a journalist is guaranteed to make you a better writer and storyteller.
To paraphrase the Cat in the Hat himself, learning to write like Dr. Seuss is fun, "but you have to know how." Let's find out how, right here and right now!
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.
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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.