How Late Nights Are Killing You and Your Writing

Column by Peter Derk
February 27, 2020 (3) comments
In which our columnist plays dad and says, "Lights out!"

The Zen of Morning Pages

Column by Christoph Paul
February 26, 2020 (7) comments
Every day I write a few pages in the morning and then delete them. This helps me fight depression and feel less anxious about writing.

15 Traps That Could Hurt Your Writing Goals

Column by Jay Wilburn
February 24, 2020 (1) comments
It's that time of year when everyone, but especially writers, give up on their annual resolutions. Here are a few traps writers fall into that might inhibit your goals, if you aren't careful.

Storyville: The Duality of Strong Emotions

Column by Richard Thomas
Love vs. Hate. How to employ the duality of strong emotions to improve your fiction.

"P.S. I Still Love You" is All About Love and Heartbreak, in the Cutest Way

Column by Karis Rogerson
The sequel to "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" is finally out, and writer Karis Rogerson talks about the best parts of the movie.

Bob Seger's "Night Moves": A Short Lesson on Repetition

Column by Peter Derk
Bet you didn't know this Seger classic was a master class in writing fiction.

What Is A "Mary Sue" Character and Do They Actually Exist In Fiction?

Column by Christopher Shultz
February 18, 2020 (2) comments
According to some, Mary Sues are everywhere...but are they? Or is there something sexist going on here?

What My Tattoo Artist Taught Me About Writing Critique

Column by Lisa Bubert
...or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Trust My Tattoo Artist.

9 Sexy Poems to Read with Your Valentine

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Forget to buy your S.O. a Valentine’s present? Need a last-minute plan for making a night at home special? Set on wooing your literary darling? Never fear: poetry is here!

Five Literary Love Affairs To Get Lost in This Valentine's Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To celebrate this Valentine’s Day, we’re revisiting some favorite literary love affairs typically left off other lists.