Column by Karina Wilson
On the 75th anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft's death, Lurid takes a look at his ever-shifting legacy. Xenophobic hack? Post-structuralist plaything? Master of the macabre? You decide.
Column by Jon Gingerich
Why failing to establish clear narrative patterns or ignoring a story’s natural capacity to surprise can render an otherwise compelling work into an instant dud.
Column by Ed Sikov
A guide to the responsibilities of biographical writing and how to get around them.
Column by Phil Jourdan
Never mind Jonathan Franzen's rants on eBooks and Twitter. He poses a more serious threat: the decline of literary difficulty.
Column by Kelly Thompson
Brian K. Vaughan makes his triumphant return to monthly comics with Saga #1-- a 44-page, gorgeously illustrated space opera.
Column by Richard Thomas
The brutal truth about trying to land an agent.
Column by Cath Murphy
The Orange long list, announced on March 8th, aims to promote women writers. But does it? And shouldn't female authors be ready to take on the men?
Column by Rajan Khanna
An introduction to the genre of Fantasy. Where do we draw the lines? And are those lines important? What constitutes good Fantasy? This post sets the stage and lays down a path for future columns.
Column by Jon Korn
Can Edgar Rice Burroughs' hundred-year-old classic stand up to a new 3D adaptation from the director of WALL-E? Does a white-ape poop in the mantalia groves? Jon Korn has some answers.
Column by Taylor Houston
A discussion of successful extended metaphors and how to create your own.