10 Stories We Never Need to See in Workshops Again

Column by Jon Gingerich
December 20, 2012 (39) comments
A list of the some of the most predictable, clichéd storylines that somehow continue to appear in fiction workshops again, and again, and again.

Top Ten: The Year's Best Fantasy - 2012

Column by Rajan Khanna
December 20, 2012 (3) comments
A look at the top ten fantasies of 2012.

Library Love: Five Copyright Essentials For The Writer’s Toolkit

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
December 19, 2012 (3) comments
There has never been a better time to learn about the ownership and protection of your work.

Ghostly Doppelgangers, Bell-Ringing Goblins, and More Cranky Old Rich Jerks: Get in the Holiday Spirit With Some Lesser Known Dickens

Column by Taylor Houston
Can't get enough Dickens at Christmas time? Check out his lesser-known holiday-themed works.

Scandalous! Five Ways in Which The Hobbit is Superior to The Lord of the Rings

Column by Rajan Khanna
December 18, 2012 (15) comments
A look at some of the elements of J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' that are superior to 'The Lord of the Rings.'

Pubslush: A New Take On Crowdfunding For Authors

Column by Rob Hart
December 18, 2012 (2) comments
Writers are turning to crowdfunding sites in droves to finance publishing projects. It was only a matter of time before someone built a site just for them. Welcome to Pubslush.

10 Comics Related Gifts For The Comic Geek In Your Life

Column by Kelly Thompson
December 17, 2012 (4) comments
Don't want to give comics but know some comics geeks that need some gifts anyway? Here are 10 great options to get you started!

5 Famous Authors Who Became Infamous

Column by John Jarzemsky
December 17, 2012 (4) comments
Sometimes authors--both talented and otherwise--become famous due to circumstances wholly unrelated to their work or craft.

6 Ways You're Molesting Your Metaphors

Column by Rob Blair Young
December 17, 2012 (13) comments
Including mixed metaphors, cliche metaphors, ambiguous implications, too close to literal, referencing outside the common experience, and over-extending your metaphors.

LURID: Spine-Tingling Victorian Ghost Stories

Column by Karina Wilson
December 14, 2012 (4) comments
The Victorians perfected the art of the chilling ghost story, ideal for whiling away long winter evenings. Here's a selection to add some seasonal spice to your Yuletide reading.