What Is ‘The Clan of the Cave Bear,’ and Should You Read It?

Column by Leah Dearborn
The Clan of the Cave Bear was a best-selling phenomenon when first published in 1980. Does it stand the test of time over 40 years later?

Returning to Live Events as an Immunocompromised Person

Column by Jay Wilburn
July 5, 2021 (1) comments
As a kidney transplant patient, Jay Wilburn is immunocompromised. This impacted his life during the pandemic and impacts his decision about returning to live events.

13 Authors Redefining the Novel Without Being Obnoxious About It

Column by Peter Derk
It's time to change the novel game. Here are the players headed in the right direction.

Overlooked 2020: A Post-pandemic Roundup of Overlooked Releases

Column by Ben Tanzer
June 29, 2021 (1) comments
Digging back through some of the lost written treasures of 2020.

Everything You Need To Know About the 2021 International Booker Prize Shortlist

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Da-da-dum, the International Booker Winner has been announced, and you haven't even read the shortlist. Don’t worry: this post is here to help.

Give Up on Your Dreams: Writing for Process Over Ambition

Column by Rob Blair Young
In today's motivational talk, Rob tells you why you should give up on your dreams of being a writer—for the sake of your writing.

The Poetry of Joni Mitchell’s "Blue" Album: An Appreciation

Column by David Cranmer
Joni Mitchell’s 'Blue' turns 50. Poet and Mitchell fan David Cranmer eclectically reflects on Blue’s impact that is still growing, her connection to the confessional poets, and why this music endures.

Kindle Vella: What Is It?

Column by Peter Derk
Let's break down Amazon's new publishing platform.

Storyville: Evaluating Your Work in Progress—As Author, Editor, and Reader

Column by Richard Thomas
It's crucial that you can read your writing as the audience, an author, AND an editor.

Rituals to Help Conquer the Blank Page

June 18, 2021 (2) comments
Some witchy tips to help conquer writer's block.