Top 5s, Top 10s, even Top 8's. Everyone loves lists! And we have a ton of 'em!
Column by Christopher Shultz May 23, 2013 (2) comments
Have a movie kicking around in your head, but you're rarely home? Start writing that film while you're on the go with these handy applications.
Column by Richard Thomas May 23, 2013 (2) comments
Here are some quick tips for growing your brand and enhancing your image.
Column by BH Shepherd May 16, 2013 (1) comments
Sure, everyone knows about Khan and his wrath, but who are the other all time greats of Star Trek villainy?
Column by Christopher Shultz May 14, 2013 (1) comments
People go to the physical theatre all the time, but how often do you indulge the theatre in your mind? Here are some playwrights that blur the boundaries between drama and literature.
Column by Bree Ogden
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect one of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.
Column by Karina Wilson May 10, 2013 (2) comments
Your Mom is lovely. Buy her some flowers. Meanwhile, Lurid takes a look at the not-so-lovely Moms who smash the maternal mold.
Column by Richard Thomas May 1, 2013 (8) comments
Why should you even bother with stories, novels are where it's at, right? No--walk before you can run.
Column by Kimberly Turner April 29, 2013 (8) comments
Turning 30, or 50, or 60 without penning a bestseller doesn't mean you're washed up. These authors will inspire you to stop obsessing over prodigious 20-year-old wunderkind and write your damned book.
Life-Changers and Soul-Crushers: 3 Books I Feel Blessed to Have Read & 3 I Wish I Could Obliterate from My MemoryColumn by Taylor Houston April 26, 2013 (18) comments
Let the debates begin! Three books that made me want to be a better writer and better person, and three books that made me want to gouge my eyes out.
Column by Phil Jourdan April 25, 2013 (12) comments
Tired of bland, unhelpful advice about creating effective writing habits? Here's how one guy tripled his daily word count.
Column by Richard Thomas April 24, 2013 (18) comments
Over the past five years I've learned a lot of things about writing — here are 20 of them.
Column by Rob D. Young April 17, 2013 (5) comments
This article goes beyond simply reading, exploring ways you can maximize your learning experience with every piece you encounter.
Column by Christopher Shultz April 16, 2013 (3) comments
As bookish people, writers will enjoy the variety, lively discussions, and opportunities for critical thinking that book clubs offer.
Column by Kimberly Turner April 16, 2013 (3) comments
What do camels, donkeys, UFOs, boats, phone booths, and tanks have in common? They can all be libraries. Confused? Check out these weird and wonderful libraries...
Column by Stephanie Bonjack April 12, 2013 (15) comments
Sometimes, a library scene in a film stays with us longer than the film itself. What's your favorite library moment from the big screen?
Column by Richard Thomas April 11, 2013 (6) comments
Ten tips to avoid clichés and stereotypes in your fiction.
Column by Cath Murphy April 9, 2013 (9) comments
We have lots of words to describe the way people eat food, but not for how they consume books. What if we were to apply dietary descriptors to reading?
Column by Rob W. Hart April 5, 2013 (110) comments
There are certain storytelling clichés writers go back to again and again. And they shouldn't. Because they are terrible, and they need to be destroyed.
Column by Ed Sikov April 5, 2013 (25) comments
An acid trip down memory lane: writers who achieved fame and fortune as (mostly) unrepentant drug users.
Column by Rob D. Young April 3, 2013 (3) comments
Struggling to make effective cuts? This article walks you through four strategies for trimming, tightening, and focusing your work.
Column by Rajan Khanna April 2, 2013 (12) comments
In honor of Easter, a look at what keeps zombies popular and some examples of great zombie fiction.
Column by Rajan Khanna March 29, 2013 (1) comments
'Game of Thrones' writer George R. R. Martin will develop more series for HBO over the next two year. Rajan Khanna takes a look at some possibilities.
Column by Taylor Houston March 27, 2013 (1) comments
Do you ever feel like you are reading the same things over and over again? Well, you are. Here are five familiar literary allusions explained.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky March 22, 2013 (19) comments
Consider this a warning: Properly educate your children about sex OR THEY WILL TURN OUT LIKE ME!
Column by Rob D. Young March 20, 2013 (11) comments
How can we keep ourselves writing each day? How can we make sure that the time we've set aside to write remains sacred? Here are a few strategies I've developed over the years.