What A $5 Book Cover Looks Like

Column by Peter Derk
Thinking about self publishing? Thinking about spending 5 bucks to get a cover made? Read this first.

10 Mistakes (Almost) Every Rookie Writer Makes — Part Two

Column by Susan DeFreitas
June 24, 2016 (1) comments
Or, Stuff That Makes You Look Wet Behind the Ears, Part Two: The Craft Edition.

How Harlan Ellison's 'Watching' Predicted Film Twitter, or Why Film Criticism Will Save the World

Column by Bart Bishop
In which the author channels Harlan Ellison's film criticism, collected in 1989's 'Watching', to explain why critics are actually modern shamans teaching secret messages of empathy.

Storyville: What Literary Fiction Can Teach You About Genre Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas
June 22, 2016 (2) comments
Here are a few ways that literary fiction can inform your genre fiction.

The Medicated Writer

Column by Raine Winters
June 21, 2016 (39) comments
Does medication really stifle creativity?

All of the Articles I Didn't Want to Write

Column by Leah Dearborn
June 20, 2016 (3) comments
I basically wanted to take this opportunity to apologize for all of my defective infants.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'

Column by Christopher Shultz
It's an enjoyable, fairly straightforward adventure plot with a solid Act III...or is it so much more than that?

The Desert Island Bands of 13 of Your Favorite Writers

Column by Max Booth III
June 17, 2016 (5) comments
We asked 13 writers how their desert island bands have affected their own writing. Answers from Chuck Palahniuk, Stephen Graham Jones, Josh Malerman, and many others!

Storyville: Contemporary Superheroes Through the Eyes of a Pre-Teen

Column by Richard Thomas
My son and I talk about the current state of Marvel and DC films, including 'Batman v Superman', 'Captain America: Civil War', and 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.

10 Lessons Learned From My First Grown-Up Writing Job

Column by Peter Derk
June 13, 2016 (2) comments
10 hard-won lessons learned during a one-week, grown-up writing job.