On Becoming Nightbitch

On Becoming Nightbitch

Review by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA, August 12, 2022
A reflection on "Nightbitch" by Rachel Yoder that explores female rage and the importance of unapologetic women in fiction.

I Fell In Love With Reading My Work Out Loud - To Others

Column by Karis Rogerson
August 11, 2022
Reading work aloud is a tried-and-true tip for revising, but what about doing it in front of others? A case for reading your WIPs aloud in a safe space.
At Night All Blood Is Black

"At Night All Blood Is Black"

Review by Joshua Isard
August 10, 2022
A review of a lauded book no one else seems to be reading.
Joma West: Writing Through the Dark

Joma West: Writing Through the Dark

Interview by Jena Brown
August 9, 2022
The author of debut novel "Face" discusses creating a layered narrative, finding her flow, and writing through the dark.

How Do You Choose the Best Conventions and Writers Retreats?

Column by Jay Wilburn
August 8, 2022
If you are spending the money to attend a convention or writers retreat, you want it to be worth it. Here is a guide from people who have attended the best and worst of them.

10 Great First Lines Analyzed

Column by Kleopatra Olympiou
August 5, 2022
A first line is a moment of orientation: the reader opening their eyes into the story.

Writing Advice for Non-Writers

Column by Peter Derk
August 4, 2022
So you have to write something. Maybe it's the first thing you've written since high school. Don't worry, it's not that hard. We'll get through it together.

Requiem For Elizabeth V. Aldrich (October 9th, 1992–July 10th, 2022)

Column by Gabriel Hart
August 3, 2022
Obituary/memorial for author Elizabeth V. Aldrich.
"Writing in the Dark: The Workbook" by Tim Waggoner

"Writing in the Dark: The Workbook" by Tim Waggoner

Review by Cina Pelayo
August 2, 2022
Tim Waggoner follows up his 2020 Bram Stoker Award winning "Writing in the Dark" with this thought-provoking workbook.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: 10 Dark Nautical Novels

Column by Leah Dearborn
August 1, 2022
Some darker materials for your beach reading pleasure.

Is My MFA Worth It? For the Sense of Belonging, It Is

Column by Karis Rogerson
July 29, 2022
Karis Rogerson reflects on her first semester in an MFA program at VCFA, and whether or not it's worth it.