5 Ways Your Brain Sabotages Your Writing... And What To Do About It

Column by Kimberly Turner
July 19, 2012 (17) comments
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that your brain hates your guts. That's just science. Help get cognitive biases and mental tomfoolery under control with these handy tips.

YA Superstar: Meg Cabot

Column by Sarah Pitre
July 19, 2012 (2) comments
The author of 'The Princess Diaries' is a queen in her own right.

As A Writer, Does It Matter Where You Live?

Column by Rob Hart
July 18, 2012 (18) comments
Martin Amis moved to Brooklyn, leading The Economist to cream itself and declare Brooklyn the new frontier of literature. Besides being a few years behind the curve, does where you live even matter?

Two More Comma Rules You Oughta Know!

Column by Taylor Houston
July 18, 2012 (3) comments
Two more comma rules that every writer should learn.

Acting on the Fictional Stage: The Dramatic Method in Fiction

Column by Chris Rosales
July 17, 2012 (9) comments
Harness The Dramatic Method For Character Action

Library Love: A Matter of Degree - Is Library and Information Science Really The Worst Master’s Degree?

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
July 17, 2012 (2) comments
Forbes created a stir when it released its 'Best and Worst Master's Degrees for Jobs' list for 2012 with Library Science taking the #1 spot. Your resident librarian weighs in.

Stories: Should They Be Unique, Good, or Can They Be Both?

Column by John Jarzemsky
July 16, 2012 (3) comments
Modern audiences are demanding more novelty from their stories, but how unique can writers get before form starts to suffer?

The Blagger’s Guide to Shirley Jackson

Column by Cath Murphy
July 13, 2012 (9) comments
Want to hold your own with the literati but find the idea of actually reading serious books about as appealing as a night of passion with Newt Gingrich? Fear not, the Blagger’s Guide is ready to help.

A 'Bot Bestiary: The Robotic Tradition In Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn
July 13, 2012 (6) comments
Science Fiction abounds with robots, androids, cyborgs, and mechs of every stripe. Jon Korn breaks down some of his favorites.

On Comics and Continuity

Column by BH Shepherd
July 12, 2012 (4) comments
How comic books have shaped our understanding of continuity in fiction.