Requested Essay Topics

We asked people what kinds of topics they would like to see covered in craft essays, and here are their answers. If you feel like covering one of these, or another topic, please use the contact form and let us know!

World Building

  • Basic Geography
  • Commerce and Economy
  • Technology
  • Changing History
  • How to describe things people have never seen before


  • Creating 3-Dimensional Characters
  • How to write characters with different genders than your own

Basic Writing Skills

  • Dealing with Tropes
  • Editing Methods
  • Dealing with Sex
  • Incorporating Science
  • Keeping technical details interesting
  • Dialogue
  • Blocking
  • Dealing with Adverbs
  • Dealing with “Show, Don’t Tell”
  • Narrative Voice
  • Point of View
  • Realism
  • Humor
  • How to get started
  • Cross-over genres
  • How to keep up productivity
  • Designing coherent plots

The Business of Writing

  • Dealing with Developmental Editors
  • Marketing
  • Book Reviewers
  • What not to do with Agents
  • How to find the people you need (designers, editors, etc)
  • Managing life and writing
  • Finding mentors
  • How to build your online platform

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