March Madness: 8 Books That Will Mess With Your Head

Column by Sadie Hartmann
Psychological horror/thrillers are entertaining because the very nature of the narrative is designed to break down any perceived reality for readers. Here are some favorites of the genre.

Five Things I Loved (and Five I Loathed) About My MFA Experience

Column by Rob Blair Young
My MFA experience was, in a word, mixed. In this column, I highlight some of the best and worst things about my time pursuing my Master's of Fine Arts in fiction.

Reflections on WriteOnCon, A Jam-Packed Online Conference for Kidlit Writers

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson finally attended her first WriteOnCon, an online conference for kidlit writers, and reflects on the experience.

The Sound of Absence: Utilizing White Space in Poetry

This essay explores how white space can be used in poetry as a literary device that thrives on the power of absence.

What is Quiet Horror?

Column by Andrew Fowlow
Many are familiar with the gripping stories, but not so much the term "quiet horror." Here is what quiet horror means to those talented writers who wield its power to invoke menacing terror.

10 Terrible Writing Ideas that Shouldn't Work, But Sometimes Do

Column by Jay Wilburn
March 8, 2021 (1) comments
Actually, there are way more than ten terrible writing ideas. Can you really call yourself a writer if you haven't tried a few?

Why I'm Not Submitting for Publication Anymore

Column by Peter Derk
March 5, 2021 (4) comments
2020 tested how much I could take. It was a test I didn't pass.

On Revenge Fantasies, Male Toxicity and "Promising Young Woman"

Column by Ben Tanzer
A story about how men live and the world women are forced to negotiate because of their choices, presenting a conversation about the nature of sexual violence and just how commonplace it is.

Why Every Author Should Write Haiku

Column by Jay Wilburn
There are important things prose authors can learn by experimenting with haiku. It is an easy artform to take up, but difficult to master.

The Importance of the Character Interview

Column by Cina Pelayo
The more that you know about your characters, the more confidently you can write about them.