Top 5s, Top 10s, even Top 8's. Everyone loves lists! And we have a ton of 'em!
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.
Column by Taylor Houston March 15, 2013 (39) comments
We hit it out of the park last October by giving you ten words you were probably using wrong. Well, here are ten more.
Column by Rajan Khanna March 14, 2013 (7) comments
A look at the Weird Western subgenre with five great examples.
Column by Meredith Borders
Ten modern takes on your favorite classic fairy tales and legends.
Column by Rob D. Young March 6, 2013 (7) comments
Looking to develop a character? Here are eight ways you can create a fleshier concept for who your character is and what drives them.
Column by Cath Murphy March 5, 2013 (8) comments
Fetch the electrodes and the test tubes, Igor! It's time to perform some literary experiments....
Column by Ed Sikov March 1, 2013 (24) comments
A selection of ten writers who made names for themselves as alcoholics.
Column by Richard Thomas March 1, 2013 (15) comments
There needs to be a symbiosis between the journal and the author. Here are some ways that we can make that happen.
Column by Cath Murphy February 22, 2013 (17) comments
Who can save the planet from the deadly Grammar Nazis? The Superheroes of Literature, that's who!
Column by Kelly Thompson February 19, 2013 (2) comments
With the news that CW's Wonder Woman television show "Amazon" continues to live in limbo, here are five key things from the comics that the creators would do well to remember.
Column by Rob D. Young February 15, 2013 (3) comments
These six strategies will help you shift the focus of your work so you can learn to fall in love with writing again.
Column by Rajan Khanna February 14, 2013 (3) comments
For Valentine's Day, Rajan Khanna looks at some of the more unconventional relationships in fantasy fiction.
Column by Stephen Graham Jones February 7, 2013 (7) comments
Some things to have taken into consideration while writing your story. Not rules, just after-the-fact guidelines.
Column by Kelly Thompson February 7, 2013 (12) comments
In a year with box office busting comic book films like "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises," it was tough to be the little guy, but "Dredd" has real staying power and here's why...
Column by Meredith Borders February 1, 2013 (9) comments
Celebrate this Groundhog Day the way Punxsutawney Phil intended: with a list of the best time loop books!
Column by Cath Murphy January 24, 2013 (9) comments
Some books do more than entertain you, they shape you. Here are the books I will never give away because they helped to make me what I am.