Column by Robbie Blair
Including mixed metaphors, cliche metaphors, ambiguous implications, too close to literal, referencing outside the common experience, and over-extending your metaphors.
Column by Karina Wilson
The Victorians perfected the art of the chilling ghost story, ideal for whiling away long winter evenings. Here's a selection to add some seasonal spice to your Yuletide reading.
Column by Meredith Borders
Let's play Fantasy Bookstore!
Column by Kimberly Turner
A group of recession-struck friends attempt to save money by creating book-related craft gifts and discover that Martha Stewart's tranquil portrayal of the DIY process is a dirty, dirty lie.
Column by Richard Thomas
It's not easy to write a happy story that is not melodramatic, but here are some tips on how to get there.
Column by Keith Rawson
Come get a taste of the weird and brilliant with innovative Canadian press ChiZine Publications.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
If a picture is worth a thousand words, these authors need a good editor, STAT!
Column by Bree Ogden
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect two of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.
Column by Taylor Houston
Is your brain getting flabby from too much science fiction writing? Shake up your writing routine by trying out one of the oldest forms in the book. That's right--write a sonnet!
Column by Erik Wecks
Paying for a book review can be attractive for an indie author just starting out. One author shares how the experience went a bit sideways for him.