New Release Roundup: Recommendations for April 2012

Column by John Jarzemsky
April 2, 2012 (1) comments
A look at what's new on the publishing docket for April 2012.

Ask The Lit Coach: "What Is The Ideal Length For A Nonfiction Book Proposal?" and More

Column by Erin Reel
This week on Ask The Lit Coach - What's the ideal length of a nonfiction book proposal? And should you mention your previously self-published skeletons in your query to agents?

LURID: Location, Location, Location - Haunted House Stories

Column by Karina Wilson
March 30, 2012 (5) comments
Haunted house stories have always been a mainstay of horror fiction. Lurid surveys some of the prime real estate in this durable subgenre.

A Recap Of... Game Of Thrones

Column by Cath Murphy
March 30, 2012 (1) comments
Buckle your halbard and sharpen your axe! Game of Thrones is back on the small screen at the weekend. What some would call the definitive guide to books one through five awaits, sers and ladies.

Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children?

Column by John Jarzemsky
March 29, 2012 (6) comments
Advocates of censorship often invoke the name of children to support their cause, but repression of literature borders on abusive.

Sentence, INTERRUPTED! - Five Ways to Interrupt Yourself (Grammatically)

Column by Taylor Houston
March 28, 2012 (8) comments
Commas, parentheses, and dashes are just a few ways to interrupt a perfectly good sentence.

A What-to-Do and What-Not-To-Do List for Agents

Column by Erin Reel
March 28, 2012 (3) comments
Writers have had an earful of advice about how to lure an agent. But what about advice for literary agents? Former agent Erin Reel shares six ways agents can present their best selves to writers.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Murder By The Book, Houston, TX

Column by Meredith Borders
March 27, 2012 (3) comments
Murder By The Book in Houston, Texas is one of the country's oldest mystery bookstores. In this segment of Indie Bookstore Spotlight, we tell you why.

From X to A: A Douglas Coupland Primer

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
March 26, 2012 (6) comments
An introduction to the oeuvre of one of Canada's favorite literary sons- the preeminent cultural satirist, Douglas Coupland.

Ten Lighter-Raising, Horn-Throwing, Can't-Miss Rock Biographies

Column by Joe Daly
March 23, 2012 (12) comments
A classic rock biography is fueled by more than just wild tales of epic hedonism. It takes exhaustive research, keen insight and rich, engaging prose. Of course, sex, drugs and rock and roll help too.