What Works & What Doesn't: 'Forrest Gump'

Column by Christopher Shultz
August 24, 2016 (3) comments
Films are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. And you never know why the hell some flavors are so beloved either...

ADA and the Modern Writer

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
August 24, 2016 (1) comments
The Americans with Disabilities Act improved the lives of millions of people, requiring accommodations and preventing discrimination. What does that mean for writers?

The Use of Derogatory Language in Period Pieces

Column by Bart Bishop
Asking the question, is it okay for authors to use "authentic" language in period pieces?

9 Literary Treats Made Into Musicals

Column by Holly Kothe
Having a background in musical theater, I'm familiar with several books turned musicals. You can make practically anything into a musical. Here's a few gems that took off, and some that tanked.

Ashes To Ashes: 6 Books About Funerals

Column by Leah Dearborn
These authors don't just address the difficult and often taboo subject of human mortality, they also play with it, using wit and skill to shine a light on the dark moments at the end of a life.

8 of the Worst (and Best) Book-to-Film Adaptations

Column by Raine Winters
August 19, 2016 (11) comments
Dear Hollywood: Please stop destroying my favorite books.

What's the Big Deal about 'Ben-Hur'?

Column by Ed Sikov
August 19, 2016 (2) comments
The novel 'Ben-Hur' has been adapted seven times for stage, screen, and TV. Why? What makes this 1880 novel so adaptable and enduring?

The Rabid Puppies of Pelennor Fields

Column by Liam Meilleur
August 18, 2016 (1) comments
Puppy power, liberal cabals, and the impending Hugo Awards.

7 Things That Are Ruining Amateur Book Reviews

Column by Peter Derk
August 18, 2016 (4) comments
Are you an amateur book reviewer? Are you making these mistakes? Because if you are, I really don't like you.

Storyville: Continuing Your Writing Education

Column by Richard Thomas
Some tips and advice about how to continue your writing education.