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

Column by Nick Mamatas
October 14, 2019 (1) comments
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.

Want to Be Radical? Be Sincere

Column by Gint Aras
The author of "Relief By Execution", out today, talks journaling and writing fearlessly.

Writing Under Duress: How to Persevere When Your Job, Life, and Kids Are Also a Priority

Column by Elle Nash
Teaching yourself to stay on task and continue to write even when life seems to be working against you is tough, but if you let the curveballs take you out, then you'll never get the writing done.

Book vs. Film vs. Series: "The Handmaid's Tale"

Column by Christopher Shultz
The novel is a classic, the series is excellent...and then there's the film.

Smile! All You Need to Know About The Joker Before You Watch the Movie

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
In anticipation of the October 4th release of the Warner Bros. film, "Joker," this post covers five facts about the DC Comics agent of chaos.