A Gothic Literature Primer: Suggested Reading

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Despite its rich history & cult following, people still don’t really understand what gothic fiction is. This primer includes: definition of the genre, 20 novels for suggested reading, & your gothic IQ

The Life and Death of Richard Bachman

Column by Max Booth III
In 1985, Richard Bachman died suddenly of cancer of the pseudonym, a rare form of schizonomia. This is his story.

The Inauthenticity of a Fuckless World

Column by Justin Hunter
People curse. If your stories don't curse too, how authentic are you being to the world you are creating?

Ten Reasons I Hate Remakes...And They're Not What You Think

Column by Gabino Iglesias
September 6, 2017 (3) comments
The popularity of remakes bothers me, and it has absolutely nothing to do with my childhood being ruined.

The Sex Scene In Stephen King's 'IT'

Column by Peter Derk
September 5, 2017 (5) comments
What's the deal with one of the weirdest sex scenes in King's oeuvre?

The 7 Deadly Sins of Struggling Writers

Column by Christoph Paul
September 4, 2017 (3) comments
Sorry to cast stones, fellow writers, but this needs to be said.

"American Girls" Taught Me That Diversity Is The Most Beautiful Thing

Column by Karis Rogerson
September 1, 2017 (1) comments
One writer reflects on the books that opened her eyes to the beauty of the world's diversity.

13 Tips on Plowing Through 'IT' (or any long book) In A Few Days

Column by Peter Derk
You've only got a few days to read 'IT' before the movie hits. You can do it. Take it from me, with a little help, you'll make it.

Overcoming the Shame of Self-Promotion

Column by Susan DeFreitas
August 30, 2017 (1) comments
Shameless self-promotion is not the same as self-promoting without shame. If you want to establish a career as an emerging author, consider mastering the latter.

Why Remakes (including Stephen King's 'IT') Stoke Creative Storytelling

Column by Justin Hunter
Remakes might suck visually. They might steal a piece of your childhood and give it away to someone else. But remakes allow a story to live on long past its expiration date. And that's a good thing.