Top 5s, Top 10s, even Top 8's. Everyone loves lists! And we have a ton of 'em!
Column by Cameron Pierce September 27, 2013 (3) comments
Thanks to some TV show, Portland is best known for putting a bird on it, but in the Rose City, independent publishers have been putting the hurt to the book world for years.
Column by Rajan Khanna September 27, 2013 (7) comments
In honor of the ending of 'Breaking Bad,' a list of characters from science fiction and fantasy who started out as good guys but ended up as villains.
Column by Christopher Shultz September 23, 2013 (4) comments
Gillian Flynn's third novel is still going strong on the New York Times Best Seller list, and there's a big Hollywood movie on the way. Just what is it about "Gone Girl" that people find so appealing?
Column by Jessica Meddows September 20, 2013 (6) comments
This month, we’re going to focus on legal issues you should be aware of from the publishing side – rights, royalties, editing, nasty clauses and negotiation for authors.
Column by Daniel Hope September 19, 2013 (30) comments
It's time to face virtual reality. Here are five games that would have been more interesting and enjoyable as books.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky September 17, 2013 (26) comments
Unfinished, unrealized, lost or destroyed: these are the unpublished novels we desperately wish we could read.
Column by Brandon Tietz September 13, 2013 (11) comments
Our list of things you shouldn't say to authors extends in this second installment.
Column by Christopher Shultz September 12, 2013 (2) comments
Concise character and scene descriptions, emphasis on beats, lean dialogue, and page economy—the hallmarks of a well-written screenplay. Why not well-written prose, too?
Column by Leah Rhyne September 11, 2013 (9) comments
It's important to remember the past. Here are six books to help you remember World War II.
Column by Tiffany Turpin Johnson September 6, 2013 (2) comments
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Everybody falls in love sometime. Etc. Can you guess which fictitious character would have written these love notes? Win a copy of Megan Abbott's DARE ME.
Column by Robbie Blair September 4, 2013 (7) comments
Tips for how to take criticism—including both constructive feedback and more volatile attacks on your work.
Column by Taylor Houston
Monkeys and horses and goats—Oh My! Five more common allusions explained.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky August 26, 2013 (5) comments
I went to Japan. Are their book covers as crazy as their food and their game shows? You be the judge.
Column by Rajan Khanna August 23, 2013 (6) comments
In the past 20 or so years, the Star Wars Expanded Universe—encompassing books, games, comics and more—has put out a bewildering number of releases. These are the ones to pay attention to.
Column by Ryan Peverly August 23, 2013 (3) comments
Here’s 10 essential books from the late, great Elmore Leonard to add to your reading list.
Column by Cath Murphy August 22, 2013 (6) comments
While the arguments about self-pubbing rage, New Adult writers have been quietly making a shitload of cash. Produce your own NA masterpiece with these simple rules.
Column by Cameron Pierce August 20, 2013 (10) comments
They're everywhere. In the backs of books and literary journals, on Facebook and in emails. They're author bios. Here are nine tips to help your author bio stand out among the hordes.
Column by Christopher Shultz August 19, 2013 (28) comments
Satiate your bookish listening desires with these free audio programs.
Column by Tiffany Turpin Johnson August 12, 2013 (5) comments
Road trips can get pretty boring, unless you stock up on some great audiobooks to smooth the ride. Check out our suggestions for the perfect audiobook to match your trip.
Column by Stephanie Bonjack August 9, 2013 (5) comments
Parenting books are good at conveying a deep sense of inadequacy - even if you're not a parent! Fortunately, comedic writers have responded in kind. Here's to you, Dr. Sears.
Column by Cameron Pierce August 9, 2013 (1) comments
Don't wait for October to break out the horror fiction. Here are fifteen scary novels and short stories for the hottest time of the year.
Column by Christopher Shultz
For twisty narratives that keep you guessing right up until the very end, you could do a lot worse than these five books.
Column by Ben Umstead August 2, 2013 (2) comments
10 Stories by Ray Bradbury that Would Make Great Movies. 'Nuff Said.
Column by Jessica Meddows August 2, 2013 (17) comments
Have you wondered whether your work is protected by copyright? Or whether you can write a story based on people you know? This article delves into five legal issues frequently encountered by writers.