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Writer Unboxed · 8h ago

The True Test of Character

I love survival stories. Ernest Shackleton in Antarctica, Uruguayan soccer players in the ...
Writer Unboxed · 1d ago

Editor’s Clinic: A Look at your Hook

I’ve written before about the dangers of working too hard to create your hook. That’s what...
Writer Unboxed · 2d ago

Tears on the Page—On Writing and Crying

Yesterday morning I cried over a book’s ending. I’m talking wet cheeks, sobs that were mor...
Writer Unboxed · 3d ago

Dissecting READY PLAYER ONE

When Ernest Cline pitched his debut novel Ready Player One in 2011, it went to a bidding w...
Writer Unboxed · 3d ago

Our thanks to author DiAnn Mills for supporting WU this month!

Our thanks to author DiAnn Mills for supporting WU this month! As a thank you for her month-long ad buy, we’d like to tell you a bit about her new novel, HIGH TREASON: When Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal visits Houston to seek cancer treatment for his m...
Writer Unboxed · 4d ago

Top 8 Excuses for When You’re About to Blow a Deadline

Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and sh...
Writer Unboxed · 5d ago

Delhi and the Diversity of Diversity

Because Diversity Is So…Diverse If you’ve ever flown to New Delhi, you’ll have encountered...
Writer Unboxed · 6d ago

Flog a Pro: would you pay to turn the first page of this bestseller?

Trained by reading hundreds of submissions, editors and agents often make their read/not-r...
Writer Unboxed · 1w ago

Behind Door Number Three

My son, a fourteen-year-old high school freshman (with a hyperactive amygdala and a sleepy frontal lobe) plays the viola. My daughter, a thirteen-year-old seventh grader (whose frontal lobe ...
Writer Unboxed · 1W ago

Shakespeare in Space – with Lasers!

I recently stumbled onto an online discussion about animated films, where somebody referre...