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Writing Short Stories

In the world of fiction writing, most industry insiders heavily suggest getting some shorter pieces published before querying, or possibly even before writing a longer work like a novel. There […]

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Writing Death and Grief

Few topics are as complex, emotionally rich, and broad as death and our extremely varied reactions to it. Many, many, if not most fictional stories somehow touch on mortality, and […]

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All About Subplots

In my opinion, any good story of significant length needs at least one subplot. Secondary plots serve to add complexity, increase tension and impact, underscore the main plot, and generally […]

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Writing Addiction in Fiction

As a writer of emotional, character-based stories, there are few topics I find more rich and complex than addiction. There’s so much potential for both tragedy and redemption, and people […]

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Essential Apps for Writers

Part of being successful as a writer is finding a routine that works for you. Over the past several years, I’ve developed my own personal writing process. TLDR—I couldn’t do […]

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Fiction Writing Tips

Over the past several months, I’ve found myself aching to write about writing. Other than New York, my family and friends, and my various vices, writing is the only thing […]