Passing Strange: 15 Of The Most Bizarre Author Deaths On Record

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
June 27, 2012 (13) comments
A list of authors whose passing couldn't have been stranger if they'd written it themselves.

Writing In Parallel

Column by Jon Gingerich
June 27, 2012 (1) comments
One of the biggest mistakes committed by both beginning and experienced writers is a failure to craft sentences that transmit information clearly, evenly, and with an emphasis on what’s important.

Book vs. Film vs. Mini Series: The Shining

Column by Karina Wilson
June 26, 2012 (16) comments
King vs. Kubrick vs. King? Who gets to smack who down in the three-way Tragedy of the Overlook Hotel?

The Building of Worlds

Column by Rajan Khanna
June 26, 2012 (5) comments
An examination of worldbuilding in fantasy fiction. What constitutes good worldbuilding? And why would worldbuilding be a bad thing?

The Long & Winding Road: Part V - Submitting to Publishers

Column by Kelly Thompson
June 25, 2012 (2) comments
Part 5 in a series chronicling my experiences with my first novel, including securing an agent and submitting to publishers. Part 5 details submitting to publishers.

LURID: Bad Trips - Ten Novels With Serious Drug Psychosis

Column by Karina Wilson
June 22, 2012 (15) comments
Despite the novelty of bath salts headlines, substance-induced psychosis is nothing new. Here's the Lurid Top Ten pick of the most nerve-jangling drug addiction stories from the last 200 years

YA Novels vs YA Comics

Column by Kelly Thompson
June 22, 2012 (2) comments
A discussion of YA Comics and, why despite a glut of talent and smart books, they can't quite muster the sales and influence of their powerful cousins - YA Prose.

With Comics Based On Our Favorite TV Shows, We Never Have To Say Goodbye

Column by Meredith Borders
June 21, 2012 (1) comments
Your favorite TV show characters can live forever on the page.

Is This Your Card? How Michael Chabon Uses Suspense in Literary Fiction

Column by Chris Rosales
June 20, 2012 (3) comments
A study of how Michael Chabon uses Suspense in literary fiction to keep the reader reading and to move the story forward.

Why I'd Rather Be Unpublished Than Considered "Beach Reading"

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
June 20, 2012 (8) comments
Booksellers are busy moving their best prose to the back of the store, and setting up displays of colorful paperbacks that have been categorized in a most offensive way: "beach reading."