Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter and game designer. He’s the author of many published novels, including but not limited to: Blackbirds, Atlanta Burns, Zer0es, and the YA Heartland series. He is co-writer of the short film Pandemic and the Emmy-nominated digital narrative Collapsus. Wendig has contributed over two million words to the game industry. He is also well known for his profane-yet-practical advice to writers, which he dispenses at his blog,, and through several popular e-books, including The Kick-Ass Writer, published by Writers Digest. He currently lives in the forests of Pennsyltucky with wife, tiny human, and red dog.


Chuck Wendig has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Another Word: A Shed of One's Own

NON-FICTION by Chuck Wendig in Issue 102 – March 2015

I am writing this article right now whilst ensconced in the warm embrace of a shed. I get it. Shed does not sound appealing. It conjures a certain image: a lawn mower, a snow blower, a gasoline smell, mouse poop. It sounds like a place one might be banished to—a punitive measure for having done […]