Ad copy and poetry are about emotion. What's the result? The old tricks work for both.
Writing emotions is complicated. Do all your characters' emotions make sense? Tips for writing fiction and nonfiction.
Emotion breaks across the page in poetry. I examine how Charles Bukowski hid vulnerability in his strength.
Readers think they're smart. Be prepared to go Gonzo rather than trying to trick them.
Use chance and luck to explore subtle nuances of a character's choices and fufill their destiny.
Silence as a space to be filled or cherished - the very idea made me think. Isn't silence already full?
Death is coming. For each of your characters. How will they live, knowing this truth? And what to do about vampires?
Creativity is a gift. And a curse. Creative editors help writers make the most of their spark.
Shoes connect people. Through time and space. Walk in your characters shoes - literally - to write better fiction.
Jenna Moreci explains how weird writers are. How can she be so right?