Dirty Little Secrets, Part One: Why No One Cares About Your Protagonist

Column by Susan DeFreitas
Many an agent has rejected a novel with the phrase, “I’m just not in love with this protagonist.”

8 Books You Should Read Before Seeing The Movie This Awards Season

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Eight films based on books that have been nominated for awards this season. Have you read and/or watched them? Is the book better? Weigh in with your thoughts!

10 Books That Feel Like Exes

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Different books stay with you for different reasons. Not all those reasons are good.

The 13 Best Women Writing Horror Today

Column by Meredith Borders
February 15, 2019 (2) comments
It's Women in Horror Month, so let's talk women in horror!

If Books Were Assorted Chocolates

Column by Peter Derk
You thought comparing apples and oranges was tough. How about chocolates and books?

5 Unconventional Methods of Writing a Story

Column by Max Booth III
Instead of surrendering to writer's block, give these ideas a try.

50 Provocative Questions About Romantic Subplots

Column by Peter Derk
Asking the hard, sweaty, breathless, demanding questions of romantic subplots.

The Top 10 Fake Books in Movies

Column by David James Keaton
I've lost the ability to finish a book, but luckily there's a loophole. Fake books in movies! They're as good or as bad as you want them to be.

Platonic Love Between Men In Fiction

Column by Peter Derk
February 8, 2019 (1) comments
What's so hard about writing a relationship between a couple loving, intimate, affectionate, bros?

Library Love: Love Letters to the Library

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
It's easy to forget the many ways libraries make an impact on the lives of others. Here are just a few.