5 Ways for Writers to Stay Motivated in the Heat of Summer

Column by Repo Kempt
July 23, 2018 (2) comments
Does your productivity drop during the dog days? We're here to help.

The 85 Best Things About Cormac McCarthy

Column by Peter Derk
July 20, 2018 (2) comments
How could we pick a mere 85? But seriously, in honor of Mr. McCarthy's 85th birthday, a handful of facts, bits of trivia, and some tall tales about one of our favorite authors.

The Top 10 Shark Books (that are in my house) Just in Time for Shark Week!

Column by David James Keaton
July 19, 2018 (3) comments
Just in time for Shark Week, here is the definitive list of shark books that this particular reviewer happened to have within reach.

7 Tips For Your Summer Road Trip From Jack Kerouac

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
In homage to the trip behind Jack Kerouac's "On The Road," we're sharing seven Kerouac-inspired travel tips. Pack them up and take them with you... on the road.

A Call to Save Steepletop: Why Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Home Matters

Column by Leah Dearborn
"Dear Friend of the Millay Society," reads a letter from Board President, Vincent Elizabeth Barnett. "I am calling on you to help us Save Steepletop. We are in danger of closing our doors."

When To Utilize An Ensemble Cast and How To Do It Well

Column by Joshua Isard
Would your story benefit from multiple POVs? And does it have the scope to sustain them?

The 13 Unluckiest Characters In Fiction

Column by Meredith Borders
July 13, 2018 (1) comments
Feeling unlucky this Friday the 13th? You're not alone!

10 Reasons Book Reviews Still Matter

Column by Gabino Iglesias
July 12, 2018 (2) comments
Book reviews still matter, and we need more of them. Here's why.

Library Love: Voices of Dead Authors

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
July 12, 2018 (1) comments
It is surprisingly easy to find recordings of your favorite authors. Even those who are no longer with us.

Catherynne M. Valente's 'Space Opera' and the Delights of a Plotless Novel

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at Catherynne M. Valente’s 'Space Opera', an almost plotless novel that is more poetry than prose.