The Violence Yet to Come: Breaking Down the 'Taboo' Pilot

Column by Fred Venturini
March 31, 2017 (3) comments
A craft-based look at the pilot episode of FX's 'Taboo.'

Dementia, Pee Fetishes, and the Horrors of Obesity: A Month With Stephen King

Column by Max Booth III
March 29, 2017 (3) comments
This is what happens when you read every Stephen King short story in one month.

On Writing Books for Nobody

Column by Phil Jourdan
March 28, 2017 (1) comments
Why would anybody write a book they never intend to publish? It turns out, when you are truly writing for nobody but yourself, the act of writing becomes a very different thing.

Tech and Product Round-up: March Edition

Column by Christopher Shultz
We're talking fonts, sound effects, text-to-speech, and online-based writing platforms.

7 Tips for Donating Old Books Without Being A Jerk

Column by Peter Derk
March 27, 2017 (7) comments
Are you really doing anyone a favor with your book donation?

Let's Get Political: 10 Tactics for Writing Resistance Fiction

Column by Susan DeFreitas
March 27, 2017 (1) comments
Since 9-11, we're living in a brave new world--one where 'Brave New World' is once again a bestseller. But you don't have to write dystopian sci-fi to write fiction of the #resistance.

Horror and Crime: A Writer's Education

Column by Gabino Iglesias
March 24, 2017 (1) comments
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 (6) 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.