Indie Bookstore Spotlight: The Mysterious Bookshop, New York City

Column by Rob Hart
November 14, 2011 (4) comments
In this new spotlight column, we look at The Mysterious Bookshop, a specialty bookstore in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, dedicated to crime, mystery, suspense and thriller fiction.

Battle Of The Books: Genre Vs. Literary

November 14, 2011 (15) comments
'Genre' and 'literary' isn't an either/or kind of situation, we've just been conditioned to think that way. Why not have both?

The 10 Most Badass Literary Children

Column by Meredith Borders
November 11, 2011 (32) comments
Kids are generally pretty annoying. Yet some children rise above their youthful station to achieve great heights of badassery. Read on for the raddest fictional children ever.

Strong Words: Pumping Up Your Writing With Better Vocabulary

Column by Taylor Houston
November 10, 2011 (13) comments
Flexing your vocabulary muscle makes your writing better, stronger, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Writing Sentences With Impact

Column by Jon Gingerich
November 9, 2011 (13) comments
A guide to writing more active, more immediate, more powerful sentences that will grab your reader’s attention and make them remember what you’ve written.

When Did A Bra Become More Offensive Than A Decapitation?

Column by Jason Van Horn
November 8, 2011 (31) comments
A closer look at the issue of sexuality and violence in the new DC 52.

Storyville: Cover Letters and Bridging the Gap

Column by Richard Thomas
November 8, 2011 (9) comments
Once you've got a story written, how do you send it out into the world?

2012 Comic Book Movie Preview

Column by Brandon Tietz
November 7, 2011 (14) comments
2012 brings us Ghost Rider, The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, and a Spider-Man reboot. What's going to be good? What is sure to suck? Let's discuss.

Ask The Lit Coach: "How Much Is Too Much With Description?" and More

Column by Erin Reel
November 7, 2011 (3) comments
Erin Reel addresses the art of description and knowing when to go back and edit after your short pieces have been rejected by literary journals in this issue of Ask The Lit Coach.

"Shockaholic" by Carrie Fisher

Column by Meredith Borders
November 4, 2011 (1) comments
Carrie Fisher's latest memoir gives gossipy insight into the alien world of celebrity.