Elvis was the king of rock and roll. Michael Jackson was the king of pop. And Stephen King is the king of horror.
He’s one of the most successful authors in the world, the recipient of numerous honorable awards, and certainly one of the wealthiest and most recognizable writers alive.
While I’m not crazy about horror stories, I do appreciate the creativity and artistic merit that goes into writing good horror fiction. Maybe the fact that I’m bonkers over sci-fi and fantasy will redeem me. Maybe Stephen King will forgive me. Read More
From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Invention of Form. Today’s post is an excerpt from 101 Creative Writing Exercises, a book that takes you on an adventure through... [Read more]
Commas and clauses. There’s a fine art to using commas. Today we’ll look at how commas work with clauses — both dependent clauses and independent clauses.... [Read more]
How important is the setting of a story? Today’s post includes excerpts from What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing, chapter three: “Setting.” Enjoy! Setting... [Read more]
Strengthen your poetry skills. Poetry writing requires no license, no education, and no experience. All you need to get started is a pen and some paper. In fact, many writers... [Read more]
Taking the fun out of creative writing. People pursue artistic endeavors for different reasons. For some, it’s a hobby. For others, a livelihood. For most, it’s... [Read more]
They say it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. We can say the same thing about writing: it’s better to write badly than to write... [Read more]
Creative writing prompts for writers. Today’s prompts come from my book, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Enjoy! We writers are full of ideas for stories, poems, essays,... [Read more]Get more creative writing tips and ideas for better writing...