‘Good Sex, Great Prayers’: A Journey in Publication (Part 3: Art & Stuff)

Column by Brandon Tietz
January 31, 2013 (3) comments
In this third installment of the "Good Sex, Great Prayers" series, Brandon Tietz discusses the process of designing the novel and the common pitfalls beginning authors fall into.

Info Dumps Aren't Evil

Column by Erik Wecks
January 30, 2013 (14) comments
Writers are often told to avoid information dumps at all costs, but this can leave a story feeling clipped and lacking necessary description.

Kill Those Modifiers!

Column by Jon Gingerich
January 30, 2013 (6) comments
The overuse of adjectives and adverbs can ruin sentences and flatten descriptive passages.

Phraseology: Groups of Words with a Lot of Jobs

Column by Taylor Houston
January 29, 2013 (2) comments
So I've bored you with lectures on sentences and clauses, now we'll talk about that other group of words-the phrase.

LURID: Slaughterhouse Blues - The Abattoir in Horror

Column by Karina Wilson
January 29, 2013 (3) comments
We are what we eat, and if that includes meat, we're in a world of pain. Lurid takes a look at the long, dark shadow cast by the slaughterhouse. Heifer whines could be human cries...

Book vs. Film: Kiss Me Judas vs. Fractured

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
January 25, 2013 (7) comments
Somebody made an unauthorized film adaptation of Will Christopher Baer's 'Kiss Me Judas.' Legalities aside, is it any good?

Judge A Book By Its Cover

Column by Meredith Borders
January 25, 2013 (7) comments
It's a game! Guess the book by its most arbitrary cover. I'll even throw in some keyword hints for ya.

5 Childhood Books Still on my Shelf

Column by Cath Murphy
January 24, 2013 (9) comments
Some books do more than entertain you, they shape you. Here are the books I will never give away because they helped to make me what I am.

9 Modern Tools Every Writer Should Use

Column by Rob Blair Young
January 24, 2013 (12) comments
Learn about nine modern tools that empower your writing, mobilize your research, stir your creativity, and help you make the most of your time at the keyboard.

Library Love : The Sexy Librarian And Our Collective Imagination

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
January 23, 2013 (8) comments
The sexy librarian stereotype is a complex thing. Who is the sexy librarian, and where does she come from?