LURID: Spine-Tingling Victorian Ghost Stories

Column by Karina Wilson
December 14, 2012 (4) comments
The Victorians perfected the art of the chilling ghost story, ideal for whiling away long winter evenings. Here's a selection to add some seasonal spice to your Yuletide reading.

Merry Wishmas: Top 10 Book Gifts I Wish Existed

Column by Meredith Borders
December 14, 2012 (4) comments
Let's play Fantasy Bookstore!

Five Cheap DIY Gifts For Book Lovers

Column by Kimberly Turner
December 13, 2012 (8) comments
A group of recession-struck friends attempt to save money by creating book-related craft gifts and discover that Martha Stewart's tranquil portrayal of the DIY process is a dirty, dirty lie.

Storyville: Happy, Not Sappy

Column by Richard Thomas
December 13, 2012 (10) comments
It's not easy to write a happy story that is not melodramatic, but here are some tips on how to get there.

Indie Press Spotlight: ChiZine Publications

Column by Keith Rawson
December 11, 2012 (3) comments
Come get a taste of the weird and brilliant with innovative Canadian press ChiZine Publications.

Say Cheese! 12 Terrible Photos of Bestselling Authors

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
December 10, 2012 (10) comments
If a picture is worth a thousand words, these authors need a good editor, STAT!

Ask the Agent: Options For Novellas and More Advice on Query Etiquette

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 two of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: Workout Your Brain: Write a Sonnet (& Win!)

Column by Taylor Houston
December 10, 2012 (55) comments
Is your brain getting flabby from too much science fiction writing? Shake up your writing routine by trying out one of the oldest forms in the book. That's right--write a sonnet!

Why I Paid for a Book Review and Why I Won't Do It Again

Column by Erik Wecks
December 7, 2012 (2) comments
Paying for a book review can be attractive for an indie author just starting out. One author shares how the experience went a bit sideways for him.

Have You Been Good This Year? 10 Awesome Holiday Gifts For Bookworms

Column by Meredith Borders
December 7, 2012 (6) comments
The biggest, best, and most covetable book gifts this holiday season.