English teacher and author J. J. Murray examines, defines, deciphers, and illuminates 100 English words and phrases that have plagued writers for centuries—a must-read and ready reference for writers (and students) of all ages.
Attention poets, writers, artists, journalists, photographers, and other creative people: Online and print literary magazines are alive and well. Author, poet, and one-time e-zine editor J. J. Murray examines respected “old school” and “new school” literary magazines and gives a detailed...
Author J. J. Murray shows how significant details can spice up otherwise dull characters, settings, and dialogue and save readers from literary limbo.
Author and longtime English teacher J. J. Murray defines irony, describes the seven main types, and gives literary and modern life examples.
Author J. J. Murray explains the medieval idea of courtly love, analyzes all 31 rules, and applies them to modern romance.
Creative writing coach and author J. J. Murray examines T. S. Eliot’s “Objective Correlative,” touting its use for improving every kind of creative writing.
Author J. J. Murray discusses "The Screenplay Method" he uses for organizing his chapters.
Writers use different ways to outline their novels, some linear, some circular, and some a combination of both. Creative writing coach and author J. J. Murray describes eight different linear and circular outline possibilities for would-be novelists.