Storyville: The Journey of "Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears"

Column by Richard Thomas
December 5, 2011 (12) comments
The journey of a single short story can be a difficult one. Track "Rudy" on his epic voyage.

The Top 10 Best Opening Lines Of Novels

Column by Meredith Borders
December 2, 2011 (63) comments
So few books get that critical first line truly, completely right. Here are ten that do.

Themes of Pedophilia in the Works of Piers Anthony

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
December 2, 2011 (37) comments
Fantasy novelist Piers Anthony has written close to 150 books in his lifetime. As a whole, his body of work reveals a more than passing interest in child sexuality. Is he enlightened or just creepy?

“I tell the truth, even when I lie.”: A Discussion of Unreliable Narrators

Column by Taylor Houston
December 1, 2011 (4) comments
Can your narrator be trusted?? Reliable narrators are the norm, but unreliable narrators are great to read and fun to write.

Nook, Kindle, or Kobo? Your eReader Holiday Shopping Guide

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
December 1, 2011 (7) comments
Whether you're shopping for your significant other, or a recent-ish college grad, an eReader may be just the gift you're looking for. Just make sure you get one that suits the recipient's needs.

Top 10 Ways To Make 'The Walking Dead' Less Stupid

Column by Rob Hart
November 30, 2011 (54) comments
'The Walking Dead' just wrapped up the first half of its second season--and unless they address the problems with its writing, I'm not going to tune back in come February.

Happy 400th, King James Bible! (and why you should care as a writer)

Column by Phil Jourdan
November 29, 2011 (7) comments
This year the King James Bible turns 400 years old. Let's look back at how this monumental book came to be, and what it has meant for the literary world.

How to Handle the Bad Review

Column by Brandon Tietz
November 28, 2011 (6) comments
Did your book just get a bad review? Having trouble handling it? Then this is the column for you.

The Kindle Fire and the Betamax Problem: Confessions of an Early Adopter

Column by Paul Graham Raven
November 28, 2011 (9) comments
Why is the Kindle Fire like an electric toothbrush?

When To Show, When To Tell

Column by Jon Gingerich
November 25, 2011 (6) comments
Maintaining action is paramount in fiction, but sooner or later we’ll need to deliver expository details for our stories to make sense. So, how do writers engage while providing character depth?