Column by Margo Orlando Littell
Sometimes the most pivotal characters need to be conjured and coddled into the story, under the shadow of misstarts and dead-end plotlines.
Column by Christopher Shultz
Numerous adaptations ignore it, but Shelley's seminal novel has a whole lot of gayness going on.
Column by Leah Dearborn
The author known for penning "The Maltese Falcon" didn’t just write about adventure, he also lived it; serving in both World Wars and as a Pinkerton man. May 27 would mark his 126th birthday.
Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Another drumroll, please — the Nebula Awards are almost upon us! Here's a breakdown of all the categories in a quick and easy cheat sheet.
Column by John Skipp
Enjoy these COVID stories from Skipp, all bundled together using the ABC model. May they inspire you to construct your own.
Column by Autumn Christian
Violence is fun. But finding other ways to resolve conflict can improve your writing, and turn an average story into one with depth and intrigue.
Column by Richard Thomas
Some tips for turning your obsessions—good and bad—into powerful stories.
Column by Gabino Iglesias
Survived your first year? Welcome to the second year of the world's most honest, useful, and entertaining MFA!