An extended metaphor can be a great thing if you can pull it off.
A single word or image can mean different things to different readers.
There is more to narrative structure than composing a causality-connected string of conflicts and resolutions.
A lot of people are trying to write fiction in English as their second language. Good luck with that.
Some tips for NaNoWriMo contestants.
"Bel Canto" is a million dollar novel that defies every convention of marketable fiction.
Frat boys scheme payback.
Focus, humility, strategic reading, exercise, and balanced dissatisfaction.
A man walks into his home and finds a killer waiting for him. (flash fiction)
A samurai seals a pact with an evil spirit. (flash fiction)