Neglected Books: 'An American Tragedy' and '1982, Janine'

Column by Phil Jourdan
November 17, 2011 (1) comments
November's Neglected Books column features two very different novels: a classic work of American naturalism, and a pornographic masterpiece of experimentation.

UPDATE: What The Hell Ever Happened To... Nick Walker?

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
November 16, 2011 (3) comments
Demise of UK pub Beautiful Books bad news for Nick Walker fans. Is there still hope for "Boomtown"?

The Author's To-Don't List

Column by Brandon Tietz
November 15, 2011 (18) comments
Authors have a pretty standard lexicon of advice they give to young writers, but sometimes it's what you don't do that matters most.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: The Mysterious Bookshop, New York City

Column by Rob Hart
November 14, 2011 (4) comments
In this new spotlight column, we look at The Mysterious Bookshop, a specialty bookstore in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, dedicated to crime, mystery, suspense and thriller fiction.

Battle Of The Books: Genre Vs. Literary

November 14, 2011 (18) comments
'Genre' and 'literary' isn't an either/or kind of situation, we've just been conditioned to think that way. Why not have both?

The 10 Most Badass Literary Children

Column by Meredith Borders
November 11, 2011 (31) comments
Kids are generally pretty annoying. Yet some children rise above their youthful station to achieve great heights of badassery. Read on for the raddest fictional children ever.

Strong Words: Pumping Up Your Writing With Better Vocabulary

Column by Taylor Houston
November 10, 2011 (10) comments
Flexing your vocabulary muscle makes your writing better, stronger, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Writing Sentences With Impact

Column by Jon Gingerich
November 9, 2011 (13) comments
A guide to writing more active, more immediate, more powerful sentences that will grab your reader’s attention and make them remember what you’ve written.

When Did A Bra Become More Offensive Than A Decapitation?

Column by Jason Van Horn
November 8, 2011 (31) comments
A closer look at the issue of sexuality and violence in the new DC 52.

Storyville: Cover Letters and Bridging the Gap

Column by Richard Thomas
November 8, 2011 (9) comments
Once you've got a story written, how do you send it out into the world?