Add excitement without sacrificing what's important.
How to put good people at odds without making them look mean or unreasonable.
Let the season of witchery begin!
It takes a little effort to make inheritance compelling.
Characters can be grating without being abusive.
No violence is needed to create excitement.
The structures in place to teach storytelling are woefully inadequate.
Coolness goes far beyond how well it stabs things.
Take off your helmet and don your plot armor, it's time for a fight!
I’ve got nothing against a good war – in fiction anyway.
Most authors listen to music while they write.
Writer’s block is an unpleasant experience, to say the least.
In many horror movies, the black woman is a mere friend – cannon fodder, to put it bluntly.
How to concoct a victory for your protagonists when their odds feel slim.
Six complex conflicts to help your story move beyond "Stop the bad guys".
How your protagonist's plans to depart from the planet can make a little more sense.
How to choose what your character carries into battle—and what might be out of their league.
Five places for your story to boldly go that few have gone to before.
Six characters who haven't gotten their time in the spotlight—and whom you could give it to.