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Book Brawl: Tina Fey’s 'Bossypants' Vs. Mindy Kaling’s 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)'
Column by Meredith Borders
Every month, I throw two books into the readers’ ring to fight it out for the honor of literary champion. This month we’ve got memoirs from two hilarious NBC leading ladies. Who will win?
Column by Brandon Tietz
Why is live reading important and how do you do it? LitReactor tackles the subject.
Column by Jon Gingerich
Writers are often faced with the predicament of writing themselves into a plot corner. We know where our stories are supposed to go, but the plot becomes an impasse to resolution instead of a gateway.
Column by Taylor Houston
When narrators escape--a discussion of metafiction.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
Is the eReader the new Internet when it comes to get-rich-quick porn?
Column by Erin Reel
Should writers censor their work because they fear agent or editor rejection? The Lit Coach and friends weigh in for the 6th Issue of Ask The Lit Coach.
Column by Jason Van Horn
Ten comic books that should be turned into a television series, posthaste!
Are you buying for a writer this holiday season? Here's a guide to the gifts that will win you their love and respect.
Expressive dialogue tags are the mark of lazy writing, because they break one of the cardinal rules--they tell instead of show. This is why 'said' and 'asked' are all you ever need.