Storyville: Finding Original Locations to Set Your Horror Stories

Column by Richard Thomas
How can you find original locations to set your horror stories? Here are a few ideas.

Crappy, Ben-Cooper-Style Literary Costumes

Column by Peter Derk
Bukowski, Dickens, Gilman. They're all hear in crappy, plastic glory.

Women Are Reclaiming and Perfecting The Rape Revenge Narrative

Column by Christopher Shultz
Women writers are carving important narratives out of an exploitative subgenre.

How Lit Witchcraft Can Help Your Writing

Column by Leza Cantoral
Use magical and meditative techniques in your writing to access untapped reservoirs of creativity when you are blocked or feeling uninspired.

Ask Nick: Publishing 201 - Why Do Some Writers Get To Fail More Than Once?

Column by Nick Mamatas
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Some writers bounce back after a book bombs, while others are finished. Why?

My Literary Tattoo Isn't a Book: It's a Pen

Column by Karis Rogerson
As a reader, I always wanted a bookish tattoo. As a writer, I finally found the perfect one: a fountain pen.

What's With Stephen King and Farts?

Column by Peter Derk
Is the King of Horror also King of Farts?

The Maligned History Of "It Was A Dark And Stormy Night"

Column by Christopher Shultz
Where exactly did this ubiquitous and much-mocked story starter come from?

Dying on the Mountain: How Goals Will Kill You and How to Focus on the Process

Column by Fred Venturini
Discover how goal-setting and positive thinking may be counter-intuitive to reaching the achievement you desire, especially when it comes to achieving publishing success.

A Goosebumpy Celebration of R.L. Stine

Wishing the master of children's horror a happy birthday.