How To Use What You Learned in English Class to Find True Love OR How Not to Suck at Online Dating

Column by John Jarzemsky
February 13, 2014 (1) comments
Online dating is becoming less and less stigmatized, but it can be a daunting task. Fear not! This guide will teach you how to not come off like an angry loser or creep, in a matter of minutes!

Poetry Fun-0-1: Love Poems

Column by Brian McGackin
February 13, 2014 (2) comments
Learning to love (poetry) again.

5 Queer Relationships in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna
February 13, 2014 (3) comments
In honor of Valentine's Day we look at some queer relationships in science fiction and fantasy books.

Shelving a Fear of Romance

Column by Leah Dearborn
February 12, 2014 (1) comments
Trade romance sales make up the largest share of the U.S. consumer book market, yet they carry a lot of negative associations. Does romance deserve a second chance?

Writer's Conventions: A Hot-Bed of Legal Issues

Column by Jessica Meddows
February 11, 2014 (2) comments
Conventions can be a hot-bed of legal issues no matter what industry you’re in. For all of the educated and erudite people in writing and publishing, our industry hasn’t escaped its share of scandals.

Storyville: Three Essential Books On Writing

Column by Richard Thomas
February 10, 2014 (7) comments
Three essential books on writing by Stephen King, Donald Maas and Jeff VanderMeer.

11 Science Fiction Novels for the Lovelorn Rocket Jockey

Column by Daniel Hope
February 7, 2014 (3) comments
A list of science fiction novels that also make good romance novels. Or maybe it's the other way around.

Product Review: The Snugg

Column by Christopher Shultz
Lightweight, versatile, and inexpensive — The Snugg's got it going on!

Three Books About... Animals

Column by Cath Murphy
February 6, 2014 (5) comments
I love my dogs and cats. I also eat meat. We're conflicted about animals in real life, but what happens when we use them as a subject for fiction?

Overcoming Object Love: How to Write Female Leads Who Are People

Column by Robbie Blair
February 5, 2014 (17) comments
"Object love" is a painfully common writing disease that leads us to write two-dimensional women who are more object than person. This article explores how you can overcome the sickness.