Column by Jack Joslin
An analysis of what's missing in our conception of "horror" — should we drop zombies and vampires and return to the essence of being terrified?
Column by Cath Murphy
Writing a bad book after a great debut is so common it has a name: Second Novel Syndrome. Here are four reasons well known authors fell victim to the Curse of the Second Novel.
Column by Erin Reel
Is it possible to sell a novel on three sample chapters? Is it possible to earn an advance to pay for a year of living expenses? Find out in Issue 9 of Ask The Lit Coach.
Column by Joe Daly
From his visionary and innovative online community, hitRECord, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is changing the way we look at the Internet from "Hey, look at me," to "Hey, let's do this."
Column by Karina Wilson
Worried about your cute crush crossing the line into De Clerambault's Syndrome? Let Lurid keep you clear of restraining orders in the lead-up to Valentine's Day.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
In 2010, a series of infographics reminded the literary and publishing world how male-dominated the industry is. Does the success of books written by and featuring females in 2011 change all that?
Column by Ed Sikov
Eight miles of smelly used books - a reader's paradise in New York City.
Column by Rob Hart
Last month I discussed my decision to seek an agent to represent me and my novel. Now it's time to talk about something that's actually useful--namely, how to find an agent.
Column by John Jarzemsky
A quick look at what's new and exciting for the month of February.
Column by Taylor Houston
A continuation of last month's discussion of short sentence lengths. This month we'll explore the merits of the very long sentences.