LURID: Welcome to the Dollhouse, Pediophobes and Agalmatophiles!

Column by Karina Wilson
Dolls are meant to be cute, right? So why do we find them downright terrifying? Introducing our first Lurid competition giveaway, 'Diary of A Creepy Ass Doll' by Stacey Leigh Brooks

Scandalous! Is Stephen King's Original Version of THE STAND Better Than the Uncut Edition?

Column by Meredith Borders
August 24, 2012 (23) comments
Stephen King's THE STAND: COMPLETE AND UNCUT is one of the best-selling novels of all time. But was the edited version a better book?

YA Superstar: Sarah Dessen

Column by Sarah Pitre
August 23, 2012 (1) comments
Really, that should tell you everything you need to know about what a fantastic person she is, but I can't pass up the opportunity to gush about what makes her such a terrific YA author as well.

The Benefits of Free Indirect Discourse

Column by Jon Gingerich
August 23, 2012 (9) comments
Writers who find themselves wrestling with point-of-view problems may want to consider a technique that combines the best of two narrative modes.

Image Innovation: Then & Now

Column by Kelly Thompson
A look at what has made Image Comics such an innovative publisher-- both in 1992 when they opened up shop, and now, 20 years later.

Where the Heart Is: Ten of The Best Regional Books You'll Find On the Shelf

Column by John Jarzemsky
August 22, 2012 (8) comments
The following is a list of books that have an incredible sense of place; books in which the setting isn't merely a device for advancing plot, but somewhere where the heart & soul of the story blossom.

The Death of the Literary Recluse (And Also, Is The Internet Ruining Us?)

Column by Rob Hart
August 21, 2012 (10) comments
With the advent of social media and blogging, can reclusive authors like JD Salinger, Thomas Pynchon, and Harper Lee still thrive? (Probably not).

Comics Crossover: Science Fiction Gets Inked Up

Column by Jon Korn
You got your Science Fiction in my comics! You got your comics in my Science Fiction! (Jon Korn explores the awesome results.)

Book vs. Film: Cosmopolis

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
August 20, 2012 (9) comments
Is there any way the heightened linguistics of Don DeLillo can be done justice in a film starring Robert Pattinson? Maybe, if director David Cronenberg has anything to say about it.

Ask The Agent: Memoir Platform and Full Disclosure: How Much Is Enough?

Column by Bree Ogden
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent I’ll explore and dissect a few of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder