Ways Writers (and Readers) Can Cash in on Back to School

Column by Annie Neugebauer
August 18, 2017
How can writers (and readers) cash in on the Back to School rush even if they're not students? Sales, deals, and more!

The Insane True Story of How Doctor Wesley Snipes Wrote His First Novel

Column by Max Booth III
August 18, 2017
It's an urban fantasy supernatural spiritual thriller.

How a Close Reading of 'Catch-22' Recreates the College Classroom

Column by Bart Bishop
August 17, 2017
A look how at the Twayne's Masterwork Studies Book Series, specifically an entry on "Catch-22", simulates the college classroom experience.

Avoiding Stereotypes When Writing Place (Even If That Place Is Home)

Column by Justin Hunter
August 16, 2017
Knowing your setting doesn't mean you'll avoid stereotyping it.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the Shitty First Draft

Column by Christoph Paul
August 15, 2017
Sometimes it will be good, sometimes it will be bad, and sometimes it will be down right ugly, but writing a shitty first draft will give you a finished book.

Should Stephen King's 'Rage' Return to Print?

Column by Peter Derk
August 14, 2017
Stephen King pulled his school shooting novel, 'Rage,' from print decades ago. Is it time for the book to come back?

Writing the Crime Scene: Murder or Suicide?

Column by Repo Kempt
August 11, 2017
Writing a crime scene where a murder is made to look like a suicide? Here's a guide to doing your research and getting the forensic details right.

Beneath the Terminus Stone: Borderlines as a Theme

Column by Jeff Noon
August 10, 2017
The final installment of Jeff's 10 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."

Book vs. Television: What TV's Sheriff Longmire Is Doing Wrong

Column by David Cranmer
August 10, 2017
In an age of emphasis on law enforcement tactics, we take a look at the page to screen evolution of Walt Longmire, with expressed concern for the marshal's cavalier approach to policing.
Win an ARC of "Sip", The New Novel by Brian Allen Carr

UPDATED WITH WINNERS! Win an ARC of "Sip", The New Novel by Brian Allen Carr

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
August 10, 2017
Be a cool kid and read the latest from the "Motherfucking Sharks" author before it streets on August 31st!

When Reality Gets Tough, the Tough Get Reading

Column by Karis Rogerson
August 9, 2017
A personal essay/reflection on how books can help you escape a harmful reality and survive depression.

The World in the Skull: A Story’s Environment

Column by Jeff Noon
August 9, 2017
Part 9 of Jeff's 10 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."

Through the Labyrinth: Plotting the Story

Column by Jeff Noon
August 8, 2017
Part 8 of Jeff's 10 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."
Assholes Live on Every Block: An Interview with Scott McClanahan

Assholes Live on Every Block: An Interview with Scott McClanahan

Interview by Brian Allen Carr
August 8, 2017
An interview with Scott McClanahan regarding "The Sarah Book."

Moods in White, Black and Grey: Finding a Style

Column by Jeff Noon
August 7, 2017
Part 7 of Jeff's 10 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."

A Bestiary of Authors' Brains

Column by Gabino Iglesias
August 7, 2017
These are the creatures residing in the brains of authors. Enter at your own risk.

Populating the Nightmare: Creating Characters

Column by Jeff Noon
August 4, 2017
Part 6 of Jeff's 10 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."

The Surprising Feminism of Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla'

Column by Bart Bishop
August 4, 2017
A look at the importance of women in the fifth Dark Tower book.

Adventures in the Noir Trade: Mixing Genres

Column by Jeff Noon
August 3, 2017
Part 5 of Jeff's 10 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."

How to Start A Writer Feud

Column by Christoph Paul
August 3, 2017
Start the feud on a Podcast and finish it on Facebook.

A Madman Scattering Dust: Time as a Theme

Column by Jeff Noon
August 2, 2017
Part 4 of Jeff's 6 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."

William Powell And 'The Anarchist Cookbook': A Defense

Column by Peter Derk
August 2, 2017
The book, the boogeyman, and why all of it is bogus.

15 Famous Authors I Wouldn't Want to Have a Beer With

Column by Gabino Iglesias
August 1, 2017
I love authors. I love beer. I love having beers with authors. However, those rules don't apply to all authors. Here are fifteen I wouldn't want to share a beer with.

Return of the Son of Twilight Zone: Dusk as a Theme

Column by Jeff Noon
August 1, 2017
Part 3 of Jeff's 6 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."

Celebrating Success: How 5 Authors Celebrated Their First Story Sale

Column by Michael David Wilson
July 31, 2017
An exploration of how five authors celebrated that sweetest of sales.