Ask The Lit Coach: "Should I Submit Queries To Publishers If My First Novel Isn't Finished?" and More
Column by Erin Reel
The path to publication and creative focus are the topics this week on Ask The Lit Coach.
Column by Meredith Borders
Duking it out in the ring this month, we have the first novels in concurrent vampire trilogies: THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin and THE STRAIN by Guillermo del Toro.
Column by Kasey Carpenter
An autopsy of Mark Danielewski's 'House of Leaves,' a book you could teach an entire college course on.
Column by BH Shepherd
As comics continue to accrue cultural currency, their occurrence in canonical conversations can only increase. These graphic novels are typically regarded as unimpeachable pinnacles of the form.
Column by Rob Hart
The internet is a great resource--but it's not the best one. To really understand how the world works, you have to get out there and experience it for yourself. That's what produces good writing.
Column by Richard Thomas
Where do you get your ideas? Turns out, you can get them just about anywhere. But the best stories tap into your personal experiences and emotional truths.
Column by Phil Jourdan
A warning to writers eager to turn their lives into material for a book — you have responsibilities to those whose lives you exploit.
Column by Taylor Houston
Give more than chocolate this V Day--try your hand at writing a love letter with a little help from the pros.
Column by Karina Wilson
Happy ever after? How dull can you get?! Lurid's Top Ten pick of the bloodiest, most doomed, destructive and messed up relationships in literature. Happy Valentine's Day!