Column by Brian McGackin
O say does that star-spangled poem yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Column by Jessica Meddows
Lawyers have a bad reputation. Ed talked about why you should hate them, now I explain why you should love them.
Column by Ed Sikov
Lawyers are supposed to protect writers from lawsuits, but really they just get in the way.
Column by Ben H. Winters
The author of 'The Last Policeman' trilogy extolls the virtues of going out into the real world for your research.
Column by Karina Wilson
It's barbecue season. What exactly IS that sizzling on your neighbor's grill?
Column by Gayle Towell
This monthly column explores writing craft by offering detailed edits of paragraphs submitted by readers.
Column by Susan DeFreitas
Neuroscience reveals a lot about how evolution shaped our brains. It can also show us how to suck our readers in from page one and keep them turning the pages. Why? Because science.
Column by Leah Dearborn
Like going on a date, character exercises are part of the process of getting to know another person better (in this case, an imaginary person).
Column by Max Booth III
Kurt Vonnegut checks into Max's hotel and refuses to put out his cigarette.