Five Cheap DIY Gifts For Book Lovers

Column by Kimberly Turner
December 13, 2012 (8) comments
A group of recession-struck friends attempt to save money by creating book-related craft gifts and discover that Martha Stewart's tranquil portrayal of the DIY process is a dirty, dirty lie.

Storyville: Happy, Not Sappy

Column by Richard Thomas
December 13, 2012 (10) comments
It's not easy to write a happy story that is not melodramatic, but here are some tips on how to get there.

Say Cheese! 12 Terrible Photos of Bestselling Authors

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
December 10, 2012 (10) comments
If a picture is worth a thousand words, these authors need a good editor, STAT!

Ask the Agent: Options For Novellas and More Advice on Query Etiquette

Column by Bree Ogden
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.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: Workout Your Brain: Write a Sonnet (& Win!)

Column by Taylor Houston
December 10, 2012 (55) comments
Is your brain getting flabby from too much science fiction writing? Shake up your writing routine by trying out one of the oldest forms in the book. That's right--write a sonnet!

Why I Paid for a Book Review and Why I Won't Do It Again

Column by Erik Wecks
December 7, 2012 (2) comments
Paying for a book review can be attractive for an indie author just starting out. One author shares how the experience went a bit sideways for him.

Have You Been Good This Year? 10 Awesome Holiday Gifts For Bookworms

Column by Meredith Borders
December 7, 2012 (6) comments
The biggest, best, and most covetable book gifts this holiday season.

Why Netflix Makes You a Better Writer

Column by Rob Blair Young
December 7, 2012 (5) comments
Today's world of online streaming technology provides a powerful learning environment for hopeful writers. This article explores ways Netflix can educate writers and why you should care.

10 Awesome Comics To Give and Receive For The Holidays

Column by Kelly Thompson
December 6, 2012 (4) comments
A list of the best comics to give and receive this holiday season. There's something for just about everyone on this list-- even YOU.

Publishing in The Time of War

Column by Erin Reel
December 6, 2012 (5) comments
The publishing industry is at war and writers can either choose to get caught in No Man's Land or secure their spot on the battlefield.