Why Cosmic Horror is The Most Relevant Genre of Our Time

Cosmic horror (also known as Lovecraftian horror), is a horror of a different breed. While basic forms of horror center around external fears like monsters or the supernatural, cosmic horror fixates on the one most crippling, inescapable, and unexplainable fear we all try to ignore: the fear of the unknown. The universe and everything beyond it is too vast for us to understand, and completely indifferent of our existence. Now, that’s scary.

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Why Screenwriting can make you better at prose (and vice versa)

A good writer is a versatile one. This is a phrase I come back to again an again. As a writer, it’s my mantra. Writers ought to practice all types of writing under the sun, as each style presents its own challenges. Poetry asks for brevity and concision, the short story asks for focus, novels…

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Why We Should Let Pop Poetry Have its Moment

Short, snappy poetry posts have become increasingly popular on Instagram, as they fit perfectly into a square frame and generally require less than .08 seconds of rumination from the reader. Reposting with proper credit to @iwrotethisforyou.me 💜 A post shared by Button Poetry (@buttonpoetry) on Jun 12, 2018 at 1:33pm PDT On one hand, this…

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Dear Writers, Quit Letting Genre Define You

To stop ourselves from writing a serious piece because we’re supposed to be working on comedic skits is a damn-near tragedy. 

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How to Find The Perfect Pen

https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-116470390-3 window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag(‘js’, new Date()); gtag(‘config’, ‘UA-116470390-3’); Every writer has their medium of choice, the keyboard, typewriter, pen, or even sharpies for the bold ones. However, I stand firmly against the pencil. As a chronic notetaker, I like to write in pen. Later, I’ll move to the keyboard when…

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Three types of editing (and what you should be asking for)

Tip 1: Don’t ask for free services.

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HOCs and LOCs: How to prioritize the writing process

Want to write quality work more quickly? Get your HOCs and LOCs in order.

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