$50,000 Prize for Mid-Career Authors

Entries are now open for the St. Francis College Literary Prize for 2013. This biennial prize awards US$50,000 to an author for their 3rd to 5th published work of fiction. There are no citizenship restrictions with this prize…

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The Shapes of Stories by Kurt Vonnegut

Watch Kurt Vonnegut explain The Shapes of Stories himself in this great video.   Designer: Maya Eilam Sources: A Man Without a Country and Palm Sunday  

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F. Scott Fitzgerald eBooks Collection

Thanks to the University of Adelaide, readers in Australia now have access to an amazing free and legal eBook archive of the most popular works by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  The books are available to be…

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The Story Spine: Pixar’s 4th Rule of Storytelling

In 2012 Pixar Story Artist Emma Coats tweeted 22 storytelling tips using the hashtag #storybasics. The list circulated the internet for months gaining the popular title Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling. We reposted this list two weeks…

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Hilary Mantel’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

In 2010, inspired by Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing, The Guardian asked some of the world’s most respected writers to share their best tips. Here’s how Hilary Mantel, the first British author to win…

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