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.

The Blagger's Guide to Gore Vidal

Column by Cath Murphy
No, he wasn’t a hairdresser. Fill the gaps in your ignorance and avoid embarrassing mistakes with this handy Blagger’s Guide to one of America’s greatest men of letters.

Storyville: Writing About Sex

Column by Richard Thomas
September 5, 2012 (17) comments
How do you write a good sex scene? By utilizing the right language, all five senses, and empathetic characters, you can seduce the reader into living the moment.

What's Your Style?: Style Guides and How to Use Them

Column by Taylor Houston
September 5, 2012 (3) comments
Whether you are actually going back to school this fall, or you just need an excuse to go to the bookstore, we have compiled a list of the most well known style guides and how to use them.

Library Love: Archives - The Hidden Room of Research

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
September 4, 2012 (2) comments
Archives are the home of literary treasures waiting to be discovered. Try out a new type of research with this archival primer.

Ask The Agent: Clarifying Industry Semantics and Advice on How to Become an Agent!

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.

New Release Roundup: Recommendations for September 2012

Column by John Jarzemsky
September 3, 2012 (3) comments
A look at new releases dropping in September.