Vintage Inspiration: Using Old Postcards To Jump-Start Your Stories

Vintage Inspiration: Using Old Postcards To Jump-Start Your Stories

Even the most prolific writer sometimes struggles with what to write next. Oh, sure, you might have notebooks full of story ideas, characters demanding to be brought to life, and plot points that simply have to be explored, but even then, paralysis can set in. There’s...
Why Diverse Fiction Matters

Why Diverse Fiction Matters

For most of us, diversity is part of our everyday lives. We regularly interact with people from different backgrounds as we go about our day and never think too much about it. So why should what we read be any different? That’s the question asked by the...
Found Dialogue: Using the Art of Eavesdropping for Better Fiction

Found Dialogue: Using the Art of Eavesdropping for Better Fiction

One of the most crucial elements of great fiction is great dialogue. You can write a novel with no dialogue, but it gets very avant garde very quickly—and if that’s not what you’re going for, then you’re going to need your characters to talk to each other, at least...