Horror and Crime: A Writer's Education

Column by Gabino Iglesias
I've wanted to be a writer since I can remember, and there are six authors who shaped me early on and whose teachings still resonate with me today.

Writing the Crime Scene: 5 Fictional Female Detectives of Note

Column by Repo Kempt
March is Women's History Month in most of the world (except Canada), so here's five fictional female detectives that you probably don’t know, but should.

Don't Call It a Comback: Peter David's Supergirl is Finally Getting Collected

Column by Bart Bishop
A look back at the nearly-forgotten DC Comics series that is finally getting collected in trade paperback.

8 Reasons to Avoid the Novel and Focus on Short Stories

Column by Brandon Tietz
March 23, 2017 (3) comments
Are you an aspiring author just beginning their journey? You think you're ready to take on the novel? You very well might be, but we've got eight reasons why you should hold off on that.

Why the Fµ¢% Not? Thoughts on Profanity for Writers

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Whether we’re drafting, networking, tweeting, or teaching, writers have to decide on a level of profanity – even if that decision is subconscious. What should writers consider, and how do we choose?

9 Imaginary Gizmos For Writers Someone Needs To Hurry Up And Invent Already

Column by Peter Derk
March 22, 2017 (2) comments
Technology has come a long way. But what about technology for writers? It's 2017. We want our piece of the action.

Storyville: Writing Contemporary Magical Realism

Column by Richard Thomas
March 21, 2017 (1) comments
Tips on how to write contemporary magical realism.

The Dos and Don'ts of Book Tour: An Author's Survival Guide

Column by Steph Post
Honest, real advice for making it through your first book tour.

Hack Dad’s Revenge: Boredom

Column by Keith Rawson
March 20, 2017 (5) comments
It's the dramatic return of hack dad!