This week, try stretching your verbs and banning "to be" from your vocabulary.
This week, make sure your story fulfills its promises and gets to the fireworks factory.
This week, explore what is fragile in your character's life.
This week, I chat with novelist Kirstin Allio about using a musical technique to improve your revision.
This week, try using a classic five-act structure to give your story some shape.
Book recommendation: Leave the World Behind, by Rumaan Alam
This week, I'm talking about switching up your point of view.
This week, I'm offering some tough love to writers and talking about how self-doubt doesn't get things written.
This week, take some advice from comedians and don't punch down.
Book recommendation: CHEMISTRY, by Weike Wang.
This week, I talk with Iva, a vocalist, songwriter, and composer. You can learn more about Iva's music at ivavoice.com.
This week, we're finding the strangest sentence in your writing and using it as a launching pad for more powerful, unusual writing.