Fifty Shades of Inattention: An Open Letter To The Husbands and Boyfriends of America

Column by Keith Rawson
September 21, 2012 (8) comments
For the love of God, people, we need to stop the further spread of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and elevate the level of literary sleaze in the average American household!

Getting Superheroines Right

Column by Kelly Thompson
September 20, 2012 (3) comments
A closer look at the two best superheroine portrayals on film, and how being true to their comic book counterparts contributed to their success.

Adventures In Self-Publishing Part 2: From Art To Commerce

Column by Rob Hart
September 20, 2012 (19) comments
My novella is now available for sale. It's like being done with something I have to keep working on. Also, let's talk marketing, and see my latest sales tallies.

Storyville: Narrative Hooks

Column by Richard Thomas
September 19, 2012 (9) comments
Writing a great narrative hook isn't easy, but it's one way to grab your audience and never let them go.

Why I Volunteer for Writing Festivals like Wordstock (and Why You Should, Too)

Column by Taylor Houston
September 19, 2012 (3) comments
Volunteering for Wordstock keeps me sane. You should try it!

Small Packages: Short Fantasy Fiction

Column by Rajan Khanna
September 18, 2012 (4) comments
A look at short fantastic fiction, highlighting some masters of the form as well as spotlighting some of the best places to find it.

What's The Value Of A Great Ending?

Column by Kelly Thompson
September 17, 2012 (5) comments
What's the value of a great ending? When you botch it, does it ruin everything that came before, no matter how good?

Ask The Agent: Answers To Some of The Gritty Details of The Business

Column by Bree Ogden
I received so many fantastic questions this week! I couldn’t decide on just a few, so I’ve decided to go ahead and answer several of them, given the answers are not as intensive as usual.

The Bottom Of The Barrel: The 10 Worst-Ranked Books On Amazon

Column by Dave Reuss
September 14, 2012 (29) comments
If there are winners, there are bound to be losers.

Return of the Bonkbuster

Column by Cath Murphy
With publishers returning to sexy hits of the 70s and 80s to cash in on the Fifty Shades phenomenon, what might we expect to soon find sizzling on the shelves?