Column by Kelly Thompson
Part 2 in a series chronicling my experiences with my novel, including finding an agent and submitting to publishers. Part 2 details revision hell, finding a writing group, and a renewed agent search.
Column by Jon Gingerich
Just because it's popular for writers to create stories with non-linear narratives, it doesn't mean it's always a good idea. More often than not, in fact, it's a recipe for disaster.
Column by Keith Rawson
Keith Rawson talks up his recent author appearances with Johnny Shaw, Joe Lansdale, Owen Laukkanen, and James Sallis.
Column by BH Shepherd
Sometimes you read a book and it changes the way you read everything else. Your literary history is cleft in two: what you read before, and what you read after.
Column by Cath Murphy
Great books don't always make great films. Here are five key examples of good books that attempted the jump to the big screen and fell flat on their faces.
Column by Rajan Khanna
A look at how George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' is redefining epic fantasy and how he subverts our expectations in the genre.
Column by Rob Hart
Got some sweet literary ink? Show it off here and you could win some swank prizes, including a free eBook and a six-month membership to our writing workshop!
Column by Karina Wilson
After the runaway success of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy, LURID compares it to some other well-thumbed examples of erotic fiction, including its BDSM bedmate, 'The Story of O'.
Column by Brandon Tietz
How do you go from having nothing but a keyboard and passion for the written word to cashing royalty checks? Here's a three-step breakdown.
Column by Taylor Houston
We're moving on from the land of computers to writing on tablets and smart phones. Here are a few ways that writing is happening with these new implements.