What are horror tropes, and how can you avoid them?
Everything you need to know about cloning, genetic modification, and SCIENCE!
By Peter Derk
Does weed help the writing process? Let's find out.
Tips on how to write a novel without plotting it out.
By Leah Rhyne
In this, the first in a new series of columns about the mechanics of writing a book, we'll talk about the prep work that should occur before you even sit down at your computer/notebook/typewriter.
Sitting in a classroom or wandering through a sterile museum, we often feel estranged from history. But history is really about people, and that’s what makes it such fertile ground for writers.
Born to a literary scholar obsessed with the works of Dante, siblings Christina and Dante Rossetti would respectively become some of the most famous poets of the Victorian era.
The author of 'The Last Policeman' trilogy extolls the virtues of going out into the real world for your research.
Tips and information about how to put together an anthology of short stories.
Some helpful tips for working your life into your fiction.
Today's athenaeums are based on a four-thousand-year-old idea: that reading can be a social activity, and one that is necessary for the advancement of civilization.
Everything you need to know about the vacuum of space, its effects on the human body, and SCIENCE!
We can learn some valuable lessons about plotting, characters, and expectations from watching (or reading) 'Game of Thrones.'
Print was supposed to die with the new millennium, but a number of digital publications have recently opted to go against the grain and begin production of hard copy editions.
Everything you need to know about firearms, the physics of bullets, and SCIENCE!
Some tips on how to write a compelling book review.
Everything you need to know about aliens, the biological definition of life, and SCIENCE!
Some quick questions with three editors of contemporary, dark fiction.
Magical thinking, including an early belief in Santa Claus, may play a role in how imagination and creativity develop.
Everything you need to know about evolution, natural selection, and SCIENCE!
In: Character, Joyce Carol Oates, Literary Devices, Plot, POV, Research, Setting, Short Stories, Storyville, Structure
One of the most talked about, published and taught stories, I dissect "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates.
NaNoWriMo can be a hectic time, even if you're not trying to juggle writing with a job, family, going to the gym, and occasionally breathing.
What you need to know about zombies, infections, and SCIENCE.
By Erin Reel
What books on writing are worth your lunch money? Erin Reel asks a handful of writers, agents who write, and one publisher what books stand the test of time.