Reviewing Chuck Palahniuk's Reviewers

Column by Peter Derk
September 9, 2020 (2) comments
Book reviewers love to hate Chuck Palahniuk.

It's Hard to Be Scared of the Man with the Knife, Anymore

How do you make a slasher scary, and why do so many fail?

A Prose Writer Dips Her Toe in the Playwriting World

Column by Gwen Goodkin
...because playwriting is a collaboration, the end result isn’t solely the writer’s creation.

Storyville: Why Denouement is So Important to a Satisfying Story

Column by Richard Thomas
Advice on how to make your denouement really shine.

Four Reasons Hulu Executives Were Fools To Cancel “High Fidelity”

Column by Christopher Shultz
This transformative new adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel was sorely needed in 2020, so why the hell did Hulu give it the ax?

The Scarlet Plague: Exploring the Historical Influence of Pandemics on Literature

Column by Jay Wilburn
Comparing the literature that came out before & after 1918, we may better understand how our stories might change following the 2020 pandemic & how we might address our experiences during this time.

The Ancient Universal Truths of Confucius on What is Likely His Birthday

Universal truths are what every writer seeks, and Confucius specialized in them.

A Brief History of Vintage Writing Software

Column by Peter Derk
Is writing hard for you? Let's take a look back at not-so-ancient history and see how hard it USED to be.

Confessions of a Short Story Addict: More, More, More

Column by Sadie Hartmann
August 25, 2020 (1) comments
An anthology is a perfect package; introducing readers to their next favorite author one short story at a time.

The Best Star Trek Novels: A Personal List

Column by BH Shepherd
A few fondly remembered favorites from a well-read fan.