Column by Kasey Carpenter
An autopsy of Mark Danielewski's 'House of Leaves,' a book you could teach an entire college course on.
Column by BH Shepherd
As comics continue to accrue cultural currency, their occurrence in canonical conversations can only increase. These graphic novels are typically regarded as unimpeachable pinnacles of the form.
Column by Rob Hart
The internet is a great resource--but it's not the best one. To really understand how the world works, you have to get out there and experience it for yourself. That's what produces good writing.
Column by Richard Thomas
Where do you get your ideas? Turns out, you can get them just about anywhere. But the best stories tap into your personal experiences and emotional truths.
Column by Phil Jourdan
A warning to writers eager to turn their lives into material for a book — you have responsibilities to those whose lives you exploit.
Column by Taylor Houston
Give more than chocolate this V Day--try your hand at writing a love letter with a little help from the pros.
Column by Karina Wilson
Happy ever after? How dull can you get?! Lurid's Top Ten pick of the bloodiest, most doomed, destructive and messed up relationships in literature. Happy Valentine's Day!
Column by Meredith Borders
The antihero is complex and unknowable, and because of that, he is fascinating in ways a pure hero or villain could never be. Read on for ten of the greatest antiheroes in literature.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
Is it possible to make a successful film adaptation of David Mitchell's post modern masterpiece? We'll know soon enough.