About Ryan Edel

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Ryan Edel is the founder of 1-2-Writing Workshops Online, a website dedicated to providing free and low-cost resources to writers of all levels. You can read more about the ultimate plans for the website by visiting


"My Brother the Hero" - 10th Place, 8th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition.

My Articles on the Web

"Why Fantasy Novels Are Overlooked" on Helium.

"Writing Action - Parts 1 and 2" on Bill Henderson's TrueVoice Blog.

"Because the Truth Hurts: Why I Write Fiction Instead of Autobiography" in the archives (with new discussion on 12writing.com)

Dagny v. Writer on Scribophile.

From the Archives