Craft Hacks

Writing prompts, revision tips, how to improve your writing on a sentence by sentence level, how the hell to find a plot if you don't have one, and much more.

In which we review subscriber's opening sentences from books that focus on place.
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Featuring live critiques and a guest appearance by Dani Shapiro (Part I)
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What a logline is and how perfecting one can help you and your manuscript
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There isn't enough room for all your characters in a good query or synopsis, so how do you pick one?
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How grammar can build character
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Here's a July prompt.
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Pulse-checking character-driven writing As someone who writes humorous fiction with a lot of dialog, something I watch out for is the creation of…
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