Maybe you’ve had a killer case of writer’s block, or you’ve been burning the midnight oil taking care of work or family. Now that it’s time to send out writing submissions, you’re coming up empty. Rather than miss out on all the publishing opportunities available, submissions experts have some advice…

While not every writer is an introvert, even the most outgoing authors may be reluctant to appear as if they’re bragging about their accomplishments. Sharing your literary achievements and marketing your novels, poetry, or short stories can mean the difference between total obscurity and building name recognition. Unless you’re Toni…

You’ve probably heard of sonnets, free verse poetry, haiku, and even slam poetry. But there’s more to the world of poetry than the standard formats. Poetry is experiencing a renaissance on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter, where visually inspired, cutting-edge, and just plain unusual poetic forms are getting…

If you belong to a writers’ group or have a writing partner, you may be asked to critique someone’s work. Critique is a great way for writers to improve their skills and tweak their manuscripts. It’s important to tread carefully when critiquing another writer’s short story, novel, or poetry. Writing…

If you’re writing a short story or novel, one way to grab and keep your readers’ attention is to use an unreliable narrator: a character who misleads or lies to the reader and creates doubt in his or her ability to tell the story. When readers encounter an unreliable narrator, they are challenged to think for themselves and come to their own conclusions, bringing the experience to another level. Here are our best tips for writing an unreliable narrator.

How To Write An Unreliable Narrator

Using an unreliable narrator means adding a layer of deception to your story. What you share with your reader through your character’s perspective is their “objective truth,” but certain traits about your character, as well as specific details in the story, can clue in the reader that things are not…

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