Book Readings: Bar vs. Bookstore

Column by Brandon Tietz
June 15, 2012 (3) comments
Two readings: one book store, one bar. Which was better? Well, it depends on if you prefer alcohol or silence more.

The Next Big Thing In YA

Column by Sarah Pitre
June 15, 2012 (8) comments
Will dystopia continue to hog the throne of young adult literature, or will it pass the crown to a new trend?

The Prometheus Effect: Examining The Film's Literary Ancestry

Column by Jon Korn
June 14, 2012 (11) comments
While arguments about Prometheus rage across the internet, Jon Korn looks at some of the science fiction classics that inspired it.

The Escaping Character

Column by Jon Gingerich
June 13, 2012 (12) comments
A unique, compelling character must always possess the ability to confront — and ultimately confuse — readers’ expectations at every turn.

Book vs. Book: Invisible Monsters vs. Invisible Monsters Remix

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
June 13, 2012 (20) comments
A comparison of both versions of Chuck Palahniuk's fan favorite about the girl with the shot-off face.

Seriously Though, Do I Really Need An MFA?

Column by Rob Hart
June 12, 2012 (47) comments
It's a tough question many writers struggle with: Is it worth it to get an MFA? On one hand, you get intense instruction. On the other, you pay A LOT of money. Can we talk about this?

Five Fabulous Female Fantasy Forces

Column by Rajan Khanna
June 12, 2012 (8) comments
A look at five amazing female fantasy writers.

Don't Write Comics: How To Write Comics Part 1

Column by Kelly Thompson
June 11, 2012 (16) comments
The 1st in a series about writing for comics & graphic novels. Part I details deciding if comics is right for you, an explanation of the formats available to you, and some helpful book recommendations

Ask The Lit Coach: The Difference Between Brand and Platform and Why Every Author Needs Both

Column by Erin Reel
June 11, 2012 (8) comments
We know authors are supposed to have a platform, but what about a brand? The Lit Coach shares why every fiction author needs both to get noticed in today's crowded lit landscape.

10 Lessons Even You Can Learn From Fifty Shades Of Grey

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
June 8, 2012 (15) comments
The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' trilogy has basically become a punchline in publishing, but even hardened writers can stand to learn a thing or two from this weird, kinky, literary train-wreck.