Her Dark Materials: Raising Inner Demons To Craft Complex Villains

Column by Amanda Bender
An analysis of Mrs. Coulter in the recent TV adaptation of "His Dark Materials" shows writers how to craft complex villains.

Cancel Culture Is Ruining Publishing!

Column by Gabino Iglesias
November 25, 2019 (2) comments
The social justice warriors have taken over publishing!

Have you Wished Ishmael Beah a Happy Birthday Today?

This is a literary name everyone should know.

The Worst Fiverr Services for Writers

Column by Peter Derk
A roundup of some really terrible, though affordable, services.

10 Short Stories "Creepshow" Should Adapt For Season Two

Column by Max Booth III
Maybe the next season will feature more than one female writer?

Book vs Film: "In The Tall Grass"

Column by Christopher Shultz
November 18, 2019 (1) comments
The novella from Stephen King and Joe Hill gets a Netflix original adaptation.

Storyville: Using Rituals to Make Your Stories More Believable

Column by Richard Thomas
Some tips on how to use ritual, ceremony, and witchcraft to make your story more believable.

Movies Are Not The Ultimate Form Of Books

Column by Peter Derk
November 13, 2019 (1) comments
Books are not the larval stage of stories that achieve their final form when they become movies.

5 Bestsellers That Started Out As NaNoWriMo Projects

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
So that your motivation doesn’t flag as we’re approaching mid-November, here's a reminder of five books written during NaNoWriMo that went on to become national bestsellers.

10 Movies I Wish Had Novelizations

Column by Gabino Iglesias
November 7, 2019 (2) comments
There are movies I love so much I wish someone turned them into novels so I could spend more time in the worlds they create.