8 Signs It's Time to Scrap Your Writing Project

Column by Rob Blair Young
November 21, 2012 (2) comments
8 warning signs that you may want to throw your latest manuscript under the lawnmower.

Your Favorite Book Sucks: 'Life of Pi'

Column by Cath Murphy
November 21, 2012 (33) comments
Talking tigers, carnivorous islands, an infinitely repeating main character: am I the only one who found 'Life of Pi' just a little bit silly?

On The Down Low And Very Hush-Hush: A James Ellroy Primer

Column by Keith Rawson
November 20, 2012 (5) comments
Listen up you pervs, pederasts, peepers, weenie waggers, dimebag dirtballs, and junkies; it's time to get down and dirty with America's best crime novelist, the Demon Dog, James Ellroy.

Do You Have To Suffer For Your Art? Or Can Happy Writers Be Successful?

Column by Kimberly Turner
November 20, 2012 (15) comments
We're all familiar with the stereotype of the tormented artist and depressed, alcoholic writer; but do great lives truly require great hardship? Can't you be happy and successful?

Storyville: Ten Awesome Authors You've Never Heard Of Before

Column by Richard Thomas
November 19, 2012 (18) comments
Here are ten authors you've probably never heard of, and they are absolutely killing it.

Adventures in Self-Publishing Part 4: I Did A Whole Bunch of Stuff!

Column by Rob Hart
November 19, 2012 (7) comments
Last month, I hadn't really done anything to promote my novella. So this month, I worked a lot harder at it. And it helped. A little. I think?

Would Jane Austen Write A Blog? (and other things writers probably shouldn't do)

Column by Cath Murphy
November 16, 2012 (7) comments
Being it is NaNoWriMo, it seems right to look back at the great writers of our time and ask if they would have joined in, or laughed their asses off instead.

10 Must Read Indie Comics!

Column by Kelly Thompson
November 16, 2012 (10) comments
10 monthly independent comics you simply must be reading!

Cozy Up With Cool Weather Reads

Column by Meredith Borders
As the air grows cooler and the days shorter, what books best suit the winter months?

LURID: In Cold Blood - The Art of Murder

Column by Karina Wilson
Can violent death be art? On the anniversary of the Clutter murders, Lurid takes a look at the controversies still swirling around Truman Capote's non-fiction classic, "In Cold Blood."