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Writer Unboxed · 3h 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 · 1d ago

The Spark That Won’t Die

For some writers it’s an image: A grief-broken man cradling his dead son. For other writer...
Writer Unboxed · 2d ago

The Writerly Skills Test

This week I handed eighteen writers a list of skills – from dialogue to structure to image...
Writer Unboxed · 3d ago

Lessons Learned from Ruby Dixon: How to Write Sex Scenes That Readers Can’t and Won’t Skip

  Write fiction for long enough, and eventually you’re going to land on a storyline that r...
Writer Unboxed · 4d ago

Sexual Tension in Fiction

Please welcome Michael Mohr to WU today, to talk about something that may be in most of ou...
Writer Unboxed · 5d ago

Writing What You (Hope Never To) Know: Empathy, Perception, Projection

A few years ago I went to visit a friend I’d not seen in a while to say a quick hello on m...
Writer Unboxed · 6d ago

How to Keep Track of All Your Novel’s Details

Please welcome Jim Dempsey back to Writer Unboxed today! Jim is a professional member of t...
Writer Unboxed · 1w ago

Value the Outsider’s Perspective

For an outsider, life is a lock to be picked. It’s human nature to want in, and gain the a...
Writer Unboxed · 1W ago

Bun in the Oven: The Gestation Period of a Novel

According to Discovery.com, the female frilled shark carries her babies for up to 3.5 year...
Writer Unboxed · 1W ago

Picture This

A few weeks ago, Dave King posted a marvelous piece here concerning lessons to be learned about creating surprise by analyzing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, specifically his Fantasia and Fugue in A minor. In the comments following the piece, I ...