Out of Inspiration? Turn to Writing Prompts

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Kickstart your creativity with the help of a treasure trove of prompts.

Using The *Big* Words: Five Tips On Making Jargon And Tech Work For Your Writing, Rather Than Against It

Column by Mike Cooper
With his new heist novel "The Downside" on shelves now, Mike Cooper offers some tips on how to prevent tech-heavy prose from making your story screech to a halt.

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 (6) 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 (2) 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
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
August 31, 2017 (1) comments
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.