August 29, 2018

How do you introduce mystery into an opening but not confuse the reader? Sarah Stone beautifully examines this issue, with wonderful examples and analysis in "Mystery vs. Confusion," a new CRAFT Talk. "In revision, we have to decide which of our mysteries are useful an...

May 16, 2018

Louise Marburg writes some of the best unlikable characters ever. On her process, she says "I can feel that the protagonist is on the verge of stepping forward to volunteer for unsympathetic duty, and the prospect excites me no end." Check out this craft essay, "I Love...

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