Column by Ed Sikov
Film biographer Ed Sikov regales us with the tale of the day he met his lord and master, legendary director Billy Wilder.
Column by Karina Wilson
Home for the holidays? Take a look at some literary psychopaths and learn to spot the real thing amongst members of your own family with Lurid's handy field guide. First up, the junior editions.
Column by Jon Gingerich
A true rewrite is not just editing, proofing or copy-editing, but a complete re-imagining of the work. Here’s a four-part process to fortify writers with a successful re-writing plan that works.
Column by Brandon Tietz
Are you shopping your book around to small presses? Here's some things to keep in mind.
Column by Erin Reel
One writer's time and another writer's decision to approach the publishing world with either a short story collection or a novel are the focus of this week's Ask The Lit Coach.
Column by Richard Thomas
The journey of a single short story can be a difficult one. Track "Rudy" on his epic voyage.
Column by Meredith Borders
So few books get that critical first line truly, completely right. Here are ten that do.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
Fantasy novelist Piers Anthony has written close to 150 books in his lifetime. As a whole, his body of work reveals a more than passing interest in child sexuality. Is he enlightened or just creepy?
Column by Taylor Houston
Can your narrator be trusted?? Reliable narrators are the norm, but unreliable narrators are great to read and fun to write.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
Whether you're shopping for your significant other, or a recent-ish college grad, an eReader may be just the gift you're looking for. Just make sure you get one that suits the recipient's needs.