Three Things the Author of "Gods and Monsters" Learned by Listening to His Students

Column by Christopher Bram
October 26, 2011 (5) comments
Three Things the Author of "Gods and Monsters" Learned by Listening to His Students.

Out of Order: A Discussion of Nonlinear Narrative Structure

Column by Taylor Houston
October 25, 2011 (12) comments
A Discussion of Non-linear Narrative Structure

A Recap Of... The Wicked Universe

Column by Meredith Borders
October 24, 2011 (4) comments
Gregory Maguire's OUT OF OZ takes readers on a journey back down that winding yellow brick road. Need a refresher on the universe before you read it?

Ask The Lit Coach: "Should Writers Settle Themselves Into A Single Genre In Order To Be Successfully Published?" and More

Column by Erin Reel
October 24, 2011 (15) comments
Author branding and the outlook for Transgressive fiction are the subjects in the 2nd issue of Ask The Lit Coach.

The Case Against Ebook Self-Publication

Column by Paul Graham Raven
October 21, 2011 (10) comments
Ebook self-publishing is a cop-out, it’s a settling-for-less born of laziness, and - lipstick the pig as much as you like - it’s no different from the self-publishing of old.

Book Brawl: Geek Love vs. Water for Elephants

Column by Meredith Borders
October 21, 2011 (8) comments
'Geek Love' and 'Water For Elephants' each detail the daily lives of circus workers in vastly different ways. What novel will win the coveted honor of literary victor?

Books Without Borders: Life after Liquidation

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
October 20, 2011 (6) comments
Plenty of publishers and booksellers, authors and editors, baristas, retailers, and representatives worked with Borders to stock the shelves, sign books, make deals and jerk lattes. So what now?

Storyville: Finding Your Voice

Column by Richard Thomas
October 19, 2011 (43) comments
Embarking on the quest to find your very own literary voice

Philip Roth: A Primer

Column by Phil Jourdan
October 19, 2011 (1) comments
Primer is a new column which introduces you to a popular author. This month we look at the works of Phil Roth and his trio: 'American Pastoral,' 'The Human Stain' and 'I Married a Communist.'

Don't Leave Me Hanging...

Column by Taylor Houston
October 17, 2011 (5) comments
The ending is the most important part, and as a writer you should want to write a spectacular ending because, hey, you did a heck-of-a-lot of work on the beginning and middle parts.