Category: Creative Writing

External conflict is what makes the reader turn the page to find out what happens next. Internal conflict makes the reader care.
One day, an elderly man phoned me up out of the blue. He was looking for someone to help him write a book about his life. His English was impeccable, and he had an accent that I couldn't quite place. Then he said something that made my jaw drop: he was a Holocaust survivor.
Nature writing, true crime, history, essays, memoir, and narrative journalism all have this in common: if the writing is not compelling, the reader will put it down.
Beyond video, audio, and photography, writing may be the most powerful way to preserve and share family history. Journalist and speechwriter Stephen Martin shares why.
It’s sometimes difficult to identify the mistakes that stem from poor planning. The first step to correcting them is knowing what they look like.
In this webinar, Morgan Baden, Nicola Krauss, and Nisha Sharma, all published authors and industry experts get candid about how tough it can be to focus on...
When I was a kid developing my obsession with The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins, I spent a lot of time coming up with my own...
Starting this week, we're participating in a fun and unusual project on Twitter. For the rest of the month of October, seven authors on Twitter will be sharing daily frightening tales in threaded tweets marked with the hashtag #ScaryStories.
Some famous authors dabbled as ghostwriters before their careers were established. Did you know these big names were once ghosts?
Recent studies have determined that the benefits of reading fiction are not only mental, but physical as well—and ultimately a universal force for good.