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Read "Nuts and Bolts: Thought Verbs" by Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk, photographed by John Gress

For three years, Chuck Palahniuk contributed to our ground breaking online Writers Workshop (which he also helped conceive, btw) with 36 writing essays.  These are lessons from a best-selling author on how to improve your craft as a writer... the types of lessons they teach in $20,000+ MFA writing programs.  

To look back and celebrate these exclusive essays, each month we are "unlocking" one and offering it for free on the site.  Normally you would need a Workshop Membership to view these essays, but until you're ready to make that important commitment, we'll offer you one of these a month. 

For June, we have Nuts and Bolts: "Thought" Verbs, an essay that explains the maxim, "Show, don't tell..." Discover how to strengthen your prose by unpacking abstract and static verbs into descriptive action.

Read 'Nuts & Bolts: "Thought" Verbs'