Column by Jack Ketchum
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.'
Column by Meredith Borders
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.
Column by Ed Sikov
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.
Column by Kelly Thompson
The final installment in a series about writing for comics & graphic novels. Part 4 discusses writer/artist agreements, and writer/artist collaboration.
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.
Column by Richard Thomas
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.
Column by Taylor Houston
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.
Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Archives are the home of literary treasures waiting to be discovered. Try out a new type of research with this archival primer.
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.
Column by John Jarzemsky
A look at new releases dropping in September.