Storyville: Using Your Family to Tell Dark Stories

Column by Richard Thomas
Some tips on using the people around you to provide depth, meaning, emotion, and authority in your stories.

What Does Anne Patchett Have in Common with Britney Spears?

December 2, 2019 (1) comments
December 2nd holds a lot of birthdays, but none so great as Ann Patchett.

Quit Your Job, Write Full Time

Column by Peter Derk
November 27, 2019 (1) comments
It's the dream, right? So what's the path?

Her Dark Materials: Raising Inner Demons To Craft Complex Villains

Column by Amanda Bender
An analysis of Mrs. Coulter in the recent TV adaptation of "His Dark Materials" shows writers how to craft complex villains.

Cancel Culture Is Ruining Publishing!

Column by Gabino Iglesias
November 25, 2019 (2) comments
The social justice warriors have taken over publishing!

Have you Wished Ishmael Beah a Happy Birthday Today?

This is a literary name everyone should know.

The Worst Fiverr Services for Writers

Column by Peter Derk
A roundup of some really terrible, though affordable, services.

10 Short Stories "Creepshow" Should Adapt For Season Two

Column by Max Booth III
Maybe the next season will feature more than one female writer?

Book vs Film: "In The Tall Grass"

Column by Christopher Shultz
November 18, 2019 (1) comments
The novella from Stephen King and Joe Hill gets a Netflix original adaptation.

Storyville: Using Rituals to Make Your Stories More Believable

Column by Richard Thomas
Some tips on how to use ritual, ceremony, and witchcraft to make your story more believable.