6 Ways to Save a Mary Sue

Column by Robbie Blair
August 28, 2015 (2) comments
If you've realized that you accidentally wrote a Mary Sue, this article will help you change that overpowered lead into a relatable character.

Writing And Parenting: A Survival Guide

Column by Rob Hart
August 28, 2015 (4) comments
Debut father and debut novelist Rob Hart talks to other parent-writers about baby-proofing bookshelves, finding time to write, and how to keep proprieties in order.

What the Fuck Are You Writing For?

Column by Cath Murphy
August 27, 2015 (14) comments
People say they write for lots of reasons. All of them are lying. All of them are wrong.

Falling Without a Parachute: Lessons Learned from My First Novel

Column by Rajan Khanna
Rajan Khanna's first novel, 'Falling Sky', sold without an ending. Here are some lessons learned from the novel's conception through its publication.

Economics of the Big Release

Column by Leah Dearborn
Every now and then a tidal wave comes along in book publishing. Big releases can sometimes act as a shot in the arm for struggling bookstores, and they’ve helped to keep a changing industry afloat.

Teens in Tinseltown: Six Hollywood YA Novels

Column by Riki Cleveland
America’s fascination with all things Hollywood knows no bounds, and luckily there are many young adult novels depicting the high profile lives of the stars to keep readers satisfied.

5 Female Short Story Writers You Should Be Reading RIGHT NOW!

Column by Keith Rawson
August 24, 2015 (14) comments
Here's five female short story writers you should be reading not tomorrow, not an hour from now, but right f*cking NOW!

In Defense of (and Against) 'Write What You Know'

Column by Christopher Shultz
August 24, 2015 (4) comments
It's the most trite piece of advice any writer can receive...or is it?

A Reading List for Self-Guided Study of Ancient Literature

Column by Robbie Blair
August 21, 2015 (2) comments
I provide a list of the most interesting and valuable books in the study of ancient literature and provide you some "pairings" with modern books

7 Reasons Why A Mailing List Is More Important Than Social Media

A case for using an email list over social media to communicate with your audience.