13 Reasons Why Your Novel Sucks At Diversity

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
July 22, 2019 (5) comments
A list of thirteen egregious offenses committed while creating diverse stories, coupled with solutions writers can adopt to approach race or any other minority status with sensitivity and respect.

Fountain Pens: Useful Tools or Hipster Affectation?

Column by Peter Derk
July 19, 2019 (2) comments
Don't pick a pen because you want to be liked, and while you're at it, go ahead and forget about writing to be liked, too.

10 Leo Authors And Their Most Leo Works

Column by Christopher Shultz
We're nearing the time of the lion, and these writers, along with their creations, have claws.

Revisiting Old Works-in-Progress: 5 Ways to Make the Most Out of It

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Just because a story is old doesn’t automatically mean that it’s terrible. Here are five tips on how to make the most of an ancient manuscript that you might have once forgotten in a drawer somewhere.

Horror Does Not Deserve Your Shame

Column by S.A. Bradley
July 16, 2019 (2) comments
There is still a stigma associated with the horror genre, despite a long list of exceptional horror stories paving the way.

The Top Three Things Your Character Needs

Column by Cina Pelayo
Want to write memorable characters? You're going to want to give them these.

29 Binge-able Comics For Your Weekend

Column by Peter Derk
Presented for your pants-less weekend enjoyment

Should We Care Whether Writing is Therapy or Not?

Column by Elle Nash
We've all heard the phrase "Writing is therapeutic, but it is not therapy." How much should we care?

With Great Responsibility: How a Comic Book Icon Inspired my Own Noir Novels

Column by Alex Segura
Alex Segura explains how Webslinger Peter Parker begat hard-luck hero Pete Fernandez.

9 Times the Book was Better than the Movie

Column by Annie Neugebauer
July 9, 2019 (1) comments
Last column I highlighted 9 times the movie was better than the book. Now it's time to balance things out.