The Weird Side Of Literary Tourism: Five Bizarre Book-Inspired Experiences

Column by Kimberly Turner
September 13, 2012 (5) comments
Ride through the diseased sewage of Charles Dickens's England, watch a MacBeth-inspired rave/orgy, survive a 'Hunger Games' simulation, and other bizarre ways to live out your favorite books.

The Street Is Hers: Quality Over Gender In Noir

Column by Keith Rawson
September 13, 2012 (3) comments
Is the world of Noir a big old boys club? Kinda, but most of the women hanging around could probably kick the crap out of the guys.

The Fantasy Novel Back To School List

Column by Rajan Khanna
September 12, 2012 (3) comments
A look at classic fantasy works and some modern counterparts that deal with similar themes.

Art and the Aphorism

Column by Jon Gingerich
September 12, 2012 (3) comments
Love them or hate them, writers can learn a lot about sentence structure and wordplay by experimenting with the timeless artform of the aphorism.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Dark Carnival, Berkeley, CA

Column by Jon Korn
September 11, 2012 (1) comments
A look at Dark Carnival, Berkeley, CA's beloved "Bookstore of the Imagination."

You’ve Probably Never Heard Of This Book: STRANGE ANGEL

Column by Meredith Borders
September 11, 2012 (4) comments
Just in time for THE MASTER: check out George Pendle's biography of rocket scientist, occultist and L. Ron Hubbard peer John Parsons.

Guest Blog Post by Jack Ketchum: 'That Word'

Column by Jack Ketchum
September 10, 2012 (2) comments
As part of his Blog Tour, Jack Ketchum, the scariest man in America, drops by to tell us a story about his upcoming novel with Lucky McKee, 'I'm Not Sam.'

The Top 10 Best Closing Lines Of Novels

Column by Meredith Borders
September 7, 2012 (29) comments
The two most important sentences in any novel are the opening and closing lines. We've already discussed the Top 10 first lines - now let's talk closers.

Five of the Best Books I Ever Reread

Column by Ed Sikov
September 7, 2012 (13) comments
Tired of the attacks, the sniping, the bitter accusations? There's more to Ed Sikov than you've been led to think. Here he talks about books he loves so much he can't get enough of them.

Don't Write Comics: How To Write Comics Part 4

Column by Kelly Thompson
September 6, 2012 (2) comments
The final installment in a series about writing for comics & graphic novels. Part 4 discusses writer/artist agreements, and writer/artist collaboration.