Tag: 25things

  • 25 Ways To Fuck With Your Characters

    As storyteller, you are god. And to be frank, you’re not a particularly nice god — at least, not if you want your story to resonate with readers. A good storyteller is a crass and callous deity who treats the characters under his watchful eye like a series of troubled butt-puppets. From this essential conflict — storyteller versus character — a story is born.

  • 25 Ways To Become A Better Writer

    Time again for another list of 25 — this time, a long hard look at the many ways to press hot irons to the feet of your writing and make it beg to get better. Flip through them, and then should you find you’ve got your own to add, well, hot dang, you know what the comments section is for. Time to measure up, penmonkeys.

  • 25 Ways To Defeat The Dreaded Writer’s Block

    Everybody can have a bad day where the brain-squeezin’s just won’t get squozen. Even still, while the problem may not be unique, the solutions often are. And so that’s what we’re tackling today. Let’s crotch-kick writer’s block so hard, it tastes the poodle crap we stepped in on the way over.

  • 250 Things You Should Know About Writing: Now Available

    I give unto thee, 250 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WRITING. Want to know more about being a writer, writing a novel, storytelling, character, dialogue, plot, description, editing, writing a fucking sentence, writing a screenplay, and getting published? Then you want this book. Under a buck. Boom.

  • 25 Things You Should Know About Dialogue

    Everybody always wants a post on dialogue, so here it is — the *definitive* post on dialogue (er, at least until I decide to write a MORE definitive post, and a MOSTEST DEFINITIVEST post after that). Here, then, another in the “25 Things” series. This time? Dialogue.

  • 25 Things You Should Know About Revising And Rewriting

    Rewriting. Revising. Copy-edit. Content-edit. Brain hurty. ASPLODE. It’s not easy taking the unrefined lump of treacle that you might call a “first draft” and turn it into a sharpened knife with which to stab your enemies, but it’s what you gotta do. And so: the 25 Things series continues.