The "American Dirt" Problem is Deeper Than One Book

Column by Gabino Iglesias
January 24, 2020 (3) comments
You're tired of hearing about it, but we need to discuss a few things...

Talking Myself Out of the MFA

Column by Peter Derk
It's the time of year for my annual de-motivational talk: Why I'm not applying for any MFA programs.

Hunting Down the Perfect Comp Is More Important Than You Think

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
Learn what makes a good comp title, why comp titles are important, and how to create a comp title that provides maximum impact.

Book vs. Film: "Caging Skies" vs. "Jojo Rabbit"

Column by Christopher Shultz
January 21, 2020 (4) comments
The differences between the novel and the film are night and day, yet they deliver the same crucial anti-hate message.

Storyville: Show, Don't Tell

Column by Richard Thomas
Some tips on how to show vs. telling, in your fiction, for a more immersive and powerful experience.

Start As Close To The End As You Can

Column by Peter Derk
Why starting closer to your story's ending is the way to go.

How To Recover From Writer Burnout

Column by Autumn Christian
January 16, 2020 (1) comments
Feeling sick, stressed, anxious, and dry when it comes to your writing life? Everyone can suffer from burnout. Here's how to get back on track.

2020 Hindsight: 10 Years Worth of Grammar Advice

Column by Taylor Houston
January 14, 2020 (4) comments
It's a new decade! Let's look back on 10 years of giving grammar advice.

The Magic of Brian Keene’s Bedroom

Column by Christoph Paul
January 13, 2020 (2) comments
Having an existential crisis as a writer? Then maybe you just need to spend the night at Brian Keene's and eat some stew.