Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
Some of 2011's biggest blockbusters weren't originally written by film geeks, they were adaptations of novels. What does the success of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' & 'The Hunger Games' teach us?
Column by Jack Joslin
Can boredom be a useful part of reading?
Column by Jon Gingerich
Sometimes the most compelling elements of a story are the ideas and themes that are hinted at but aren't placed directly on the page.
Column by John Jarzemsky
No riots in the streets, no bonfire rallys, no blood in the gutter...are we living in an age of controversy-free literature?
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.