The Secret Lives Of Little Words

Column by Kimberly Turner
September 26, 2012 (8) comments
What's that word doing there? When it comes to spoken language, nothing is accidental. Linguists are working on finding meaning in every 'oh,' 'um,' 'well,' and 'okay.' The results might surprise you.

Start Reading Comics! A Beginner's Guide

Column by BH Shepherd
A guide to some tried and true methods to get you caught up and reading comics quick.

Your Favorite Book Sucks: 'Naked Lunch'

Column by Dave Reuss
September 24, 2012 (38) comments
Your revolution is over, Mr. Burroughs. The bums lost. The bums will always lose.

The Strange and Unpleasant World of the Sock Puppet

Column by Cath Murphy
September 24, 2012 (5) comments
The recent sock puppeting scandal tells us what we already know: some people have the integrity of a flatworm. Being an author means telling stories, not selling books.

LURID: Books, Covers, Judgment - Top Ten Horror Designs

Column by Karina Wilson
September 21, 2012 (2) comments
Ever had nightmares about a book cover? You will now. Here's a selection of the most disturbing book covers in the genre. Peek inside, if you dare.

Fifty Shades of Inattention: An Open Letter To The Husbands and Boyfriends of America

Column by Keith Rawson
September 21, 2012 (8) comments
For the love of God, people, we need to stop the further spread of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and elevate the level of literary sleaze in the average American household!

Getting Superheroines Right

Column by Kelly Thompson
September 20, 2012 (3) comments
A closer look at the two best superheroine portrayals on film, and how being true to their comic book counterparts contributed to their success.

Adventures In Self-Publishing Part 2: From Art To Commerce

Column by Rob Hart
September 20, 2012 (19) comments
My novella is now available for sale. It's like being done with something I have to keep working on. Also, let's talk marketing, and see my latest sales tallies.

Storyville: Narrative Hooks

Column by Richard Thomas
September 19, 2012 (9) comments
Writing a great narrative hook isn't easy, but it's one way to grab your audience and never let them go.

Why I Volunteer for Writing Festivals like Wordstock (and Why You Should, Too)

Column by Taylor Houston
September 19, 2012 (3) comments
Volunteering for Wordstock keeps me sane. You should try it!