The Blagger's Guide to William Faulkner

Column by Cath Murphy
August 7, 2012 (2) comments
Does reading Faulkner make you feel like Lying Down and Dying? Think he is all Sound and Fury? The Blagger's Guide will make you a Faulkner buff without turning a page of his work.

Writing 'The Twenty-Year Death'

Column by Ariel S. Winter
August 7, 2012 (4) comments
'The Twenty-Year Death' is told through 3 complete novels, each in the style of a different mystery master: Georges Simenon, Raymond Chandler, & Jim Thompson. Ariel S. Winter tells you how he did it.

What I Learned From My Kickstarter Campaign

Column by Kelly Thompson
August 6, 2012 (7) comments
Two weeks after a successful Kickstarter campaign for my novel, 'The Girl Who Would Be King,' I'm here to tell you about my experiences - what worked, what didn't, and a few things I'd recommend.

Ask The Agent: Rejections And Rude Agents... What To Do?

Column by Bree Ogden
August 6, 2012 (2) comments
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect two of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.

LURID: Creepy Crawlies - Invertebrate Horror

Column by Karina Wilson
August 3, 2012 (3) comments
Bug season is upon us! LURID takes a look at three classic pulp horror novels featuring things that crawl and ooze. You're going to need a bigger can of Raid.

Some Practical Writing Advice From Douglas Coupland

Column by Douglas Coupland
August 3, 2012 (19) comments
The Bestselling author of "Generation X" and "Girlfriend In A Coma" gives some simple advice picked up during his 25 years as a writer.

5 More Ways Your Brain Sabotages Your Writing... And What To Do About It

Column by Kimberly Turner
August 2, 2012 (4) comments
Strap in. It’s time for 'Mind Games II: Electric Boogaloo,' with more mental shenanigans, more productivity tips, and more shark sex references than ever before.

Your Favorite Book Sucks: 'The Big Sleep'

Column by Ed Sikov
August 2, 2012 (42) comments
'The Big Sleep,' by Raymond Chandler, is an overrated piece of shit. Here's why.

New Release Roundup: Recommendations for August 2012

Column by John Jarzemsky
August 1, 2012 (1) comments
A look at what's new and exciting in the month of August.

Is Kickstarter A Viable Tool For Writers?

Column by Rob Hart
July 31, 2012 (7) comments
Artists, musicians and writers are turning to Kickstarter to crowdfund the creation of their projects. Does it work?