The act of creation is surrounded by a fog of myths—myths that creativity comes via inspiration, that original creations break the mold, that they're the products of geniuses and appear as quickly as electricity can heat a filament. But creativity isn't magic. It happens by applying ordinary tools of thought to existing materials. And the soil from which we grow our creations is something we scorn and misunderstand even though it gives us so much … And that is copying.
Gaslighting in Romance: From Jane Eyre to the Present Day (and Why Writers Should Care)
Gaslighting can work its way into the backstory of a character, but it can also be misused. Here, author Emma Barry discusses gaslighting in romance.
Brad Taylor: On Real-Life Threats Inspiring Thriller Novels
Author and veteran Brad Taylor discusses the research that led to his new thriller novel, The Devil’s Ransom.
How Role-Playing Helps Our Writing—and Our Marriage
As co-writing partners who fully embody the stories they tell in their writing process, authors Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka share how role-playing helps their writing, and their marriage.