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!
Column by Meredith Borders
The antihero is complex and unknowable, and because of that, he is fascinating in ways a pure hero or villain could never be. Read on for ten of the greatest antiheroes in literature.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
Is it possible to make a successful film adaptation of David Mitchell's post modern masterpiece? We'll know soon enough.
Column by Jon Gingerich
An understanding of how the human mind operates proves that a temporary lack of creative ideas is not the result of “writer's block,” but the result of something else entirely.
Column by Ed Sikov
A humorous look at every writer's worst nightmare: writer's block.
Column by Jack Joslin
An analysis of what's missing in our conception of "horror" — should we drop zombies and vampires and return to the essence of being terrified?
Column by Cath Murphy
Writing a bad book after a great debut is so common it has a name: Second Novel Syndrome. Here are four reasons well known authors fell victim to the Curse of the Second Novel.
Column by Erin Reel
Is it possible to sell a novel on three sample chapters? Is it possible to earn an advance to pay for a year of living expenses? Find out in Issue 9 of Ask The Lit Coach.