Learn exactly what constitutes conflict, action and suspense, how they relate to other important ingredients in your story, and—perhaps most important—how to manipulate them.
by William Noble
Shoplift articles from all around youincluding your own writing. Learn to purloin with the best of them, and keep your outbox and bank account full.
Don't let your fiction get tossed in the wastebasket because the ending "didn't quite work." Follow Nancy Kress' advice for choosing a successful ending based on the style of your work.
Dialogue is perhaps the most important characterization tool at a fiction writer's disposal; unfortunately, it is also one of the most difficult techniques to do well. Stiff, unnatural or overdone dialogue can doom the liveliest characters or stall the most exciting plot. But great dialogue can propel your characters and story off the page,...
These big-picture writing errors might make you cringe with recognition. But shake it off: Bestselling novelist Jerry B. Jenkins will help you fix them.
by Jerry B. Jenkins
Got padding? Read on to find out how small-scale surgery can transform your draft into lean, salable fiction.
Your opening sentence sets the tone for your entrymake it strong and true.
Step 1 of Raymond Obstfeld's "4-Step Method" to revising your work.
Is writing something you can't NOT do? If so, you're on the right track, as the case of writer Christine Byl