Creative Writing

Avoid These Bad Habits In Your Writing

Avoid These Bad Habits In Your Writing

The top copy editor at Random House has a book out about what you should and shouldn’t do in your writing, and people are already arguing about it. All writing advice is relative, because language is not physics, it’s something people made up. That doesn’t mean writing advice is useless,…

The Dog Doesn’t Die: Heal Yourself With These Rewritten Book Scenes

The Dog Doesn’t Die: Heal Yourself With These Rewritten Book Scenes

Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt the dogs. Electric Literature‘s Riane Konc rewrote famous stories where the dog dies, so this time the dog doesn’t die. It’s cathartic for gentle souls and for fans of literary rewrites such as Texts From Jane Eyre or How It Should Have Ended.

Use A Placeholder In Your Writing To Keep From Getting Stuck

Use A Placeholder In Your Writing To Keep From Getting Stuck

Sometimes the hardest part about writing isn’t finding ideas or knowing how to begin, it’s maintaining a flow so you actually finish what you started. It’s not quite total writer’s block since you’re already on the move, but a writer’s road block, if you will. This trick that Star Trek:…