The Kindle Fire and the Betamax Problem: Confessions of an Early Adopter

Column by Paul Graham Raven
November 28, 2011 (9) comments
Why is the Kindle Fire like an electric toothbrush?

When To Show, When To Tell

Column by Jon Gingerich
November 25, 2011 (6) comments
Maintaining action is paramount in fiction, but sooner or later we’ll need to deliver expository details for our stories to make sense. So, how do writers engage while providing character depth?

Behold! The Unfilmable: The Literary Adaptations of David Cronenberg

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
November 25, 2011 (7) comments
A detailed look at the literary leanings of cult filmmaker, David Cronenberg.

Does Borders Demise Signal the Death of Bookstores?

Column by John Jarzemsky
November 23, 2011 (6) comments
A brief look at the demise of Borders, and the lessons that other brick and mortar retailers need to learn.

How To Market Yourself Through Social Networks (for Books!)

Column by Rob Hart
November 23, 2011 (4) comments
To successfully market your writing, you need to take advantage of the social networks geared toward books, like Goodread, weRead, Shelfari, and LibraryThing

Can The Kindle Add Fuel To The Fire Of The Public Library System?

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
Amazon Kindle has changed the way consumers get their hands on books. Now the little eBook that could is showing that it can do more, by quietly creeping into libraries. Could this be a good thing?

Ask The Lit Coach: "Should A New-To-Publishing Writer Seek The Safer Submission Route, Or Routes That Pay More?" and More

Column by Erin Reel
November 21, 2011 (5) comments
In issue 4 of 'Ask The Lit Coach,' Erin saves one fresh MFA student from branding herself too soon and gives another writer direction on how to approach the publishing world with an anthology.

Book Brawl: Battle Royale vs. The Hunger Games

Column by Meredith Borders
November 21, 2011 (19) comments
'Battle Royale' and 'The Hunger Games' are two novels about kids killing kids in a government-sponsored bloodbath. What novel will win the coveted honor of literary victor?

Vampires: No Longer “The Ultimate Zipless Fuck?”

Column by Karina Wilson
November 18, 2011 (10) comments
This month's LURID column: Has Twilight sucked all the fun out of vampire sex?

Neglected Books: 'An American Tragedy' and '1982, Janine'

Column by Phil Jourdan
November 17, 2011 (1) comments
November's Neglected Books column features two very different novels: a classic work of American naturalism, and a pornographic masterpiece of experimentation.