Column by Ed Sikov September 12, 2013 (2) comments
Several editors tell their favorite Author Horror Stories. They're harrowing - and humiliating for us.
Column by Erin Reel June 10, 2013 (2) comments
Ten questions emerging writers frequently ask but shouldn't. Important questions writers aren't asking but should.
Column by Brandon Tietz
The first draft of the novel is now complete. So what's next?
Column by Bree Ogden April 29, 2013 (2) comments
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent I’ll explore & dissect a few of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.
Column by Robbie Blair April 3, 2013 (4) comments
Struggling to make effective cuts? This article walks you through four strategies for trimming, tightening, and focusing your work.
Column by Richard Thomas October 4, 2012 (8) comments
Richard dissects another of his short stories, this time, the contest winning, "Maker of Flight."
Column by Rob W. Hart
The proofreading phase is when a book gets pretty--but the content edit is when you really bring the story home. Here's how to do it right.
Column by Jon Gingerich September 26, 2012 (12) comments
Let's face it: the first draft of anything is going to be awful. That's okay. In fact, here's why it's encouraged.
Column by Richard Thomas August 29, 2012 (11) comments
It's been said that the difference between a good writer and a great writer is editing. So let's hop to it.
Column by Dave Reuss July 31, 2012 (28) comments
Give your baby the best possible chance out there in the world of publishing: here's an inside look at formatting issues that drive editors crazy.
Column by Richard Thomas May 2, 2012 (16) comments
Richard Thomas dissects one of his short stories, the Pushcart Prize nominated "Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave."
Column by Rob W. Hart March 1, 2012 (10) comments
In this installment, I discuss why I haven't been able to meet the self-imposed deadline I set for myself last month!