Book Brawl: YA Covers vs. Adult Covers

Column by Sarah Pitre
August 9, 2012 (4) comments
Who says you can't judge a book by its cover? Not only will we judge them... we'll put them in the cage in our latest edition of Book Brawl! May the best cover win.

Transgressive Women: How Bad Covers And Sexism Threaten All Of Literature

Column by Jack Joslin
August 9, 2012 (23) comments
An examination of the poor handling of great female writers stems from questioning one's own ignorance: Why the hell do I never read books by women?

Transition As Metaphor

Column by Chris Rosales
August 8, 2012 (3) comments
Incorporate these principles to not only transition smoothly from scene to scene, but to add a new layer of metaphor for the manipulation of meaning and theme.

Good Sex, Great Prayers: A Journey in Publication (Part 1: Origins)

Column by Brandon Tietz
August 8, 2012 (4) comments
In this first installment of the series, Brandon Tietz talks about the conception of his upcoming novel, 'Good Sex, Great Prayers,' and the subsequent proposal process.

The Blagger's Guide to William Faulkner

Column by Cath Murphy
August 7, 2012 (2) comments
Does reading Faulkner make you feel like Lying Down and Dying? Think he is all Sound and Fury? The Blagger's Guide will make you a Faulkner buff without turning a page of his work.

Writing 'The Twenty-Year Death'

Column by Ariel S. Winter
August 7, 2012 (4) comments
'The Twenty-Year Death' is told through 3 complete novels, each in the style of a different mystery master: Georges Simenon, Raymond Chandler, & Jim Thompson. Ariel S. Winter tells you how he did it.

What I Learned From My Kickstarter Campaign

Column by Kelly Thompson
August 6, 2012 (7) comments
Two weeks after a successful Kickstarter campaign for my novel, 'The Girl Who Would Be King,' I'm here to tell you about my experiences - what worked, what didn't, and a few things I'd recommend.

Ask The Agent: Rejections And Rude Agents... What To Do?

Column by Bree Ogden
August 6, 2012 (2) comments
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect two of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.

LURID: Creepy Crawlies - Invertebrate Horror

Column by Karina Wilson
August 3, 2012 (3) comments
Bug season is upon us! LURID takes a look at three classic pulp horror novels featuring things that crawl and ooze. You're going to need a bigger can of Raid.

Some Practical Writing Advice From Douglas Coupland

Column by Douglas Coupland
August 3, 2012 (19) comments
The Bestselling author of "Generation X" and "Girlfriend In A Coma" gives some simple advice picked up during his 25 years as a writer.