The Lure of Celebrity: Why Literary Agents Represent Stars (And Not You)

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
January 16, 2012 (6) comments
Every time a celebrity gets a book deal, hundreds of unrepresented writers die a little inside. Why is it so easy for Amanda Knox to get a book deal, but you can't get signed to save your life?

Craig Clevenger Asks Crime Fiction Instructor, David Corbett, Three Questions!

Column by Craig Clevenger
January 13, 2012 (1) comments
In anticipation of our upcoming 8-wk master class with award winning writer, David Corbett, friend and fellow author Craig Clevenger shoots him three questions on the subject of crime fiction.

ATTACKED! One Writer's Response to Criticism

Column by Ed Sikov
January 13, 2012 (7) comments
Writers love to dish it out, but can they take it? Ed Sikov tells the tale of a writer scorned and the dropping of the other shoe. How do YOU deal with criticism?

Book Brawl: To Kill A Mockingbird vs. In Cold Blood

Column by Meredith Borders
January 13, 2012 (6) comments
Today we pit childhood friends against each other in a Book Brawl between Truman Capote and Harper Lee!

The Path To Publication Part 1: Delusions of Grandeur

Column by Rob Hart
January 12, 2012 (34) comments
This is the first installment of a monthly column that will follow the trials of trying to publish my first novel. Part 1 is about letting go and choosing the right path.

“Scuse me while I kiss this guy.”: Malaprops, Puns, Spoonerisms, Eggcorns, and other hilarity-inducing word mix-ups.

Column by Taylor Houston
January 12, 2012 (14) comments
Words are flexible and a writer can have a lot of fun using these devices.

Required Reading: The Pros and Cons

Column by John Jarzemsky
January 11, 2012 (24) comments
Anyone who ever went to school has been forced to read stuff that they hated. Does the concept of a required curriculum do more harm than good?

Planning the Literary Event

Column by Brandon Tietz
January 11, 2012 (7) comments
Planning a literary event can be an overwhelming concept for a new author. Here are some tips to make things run a little bit smoother.

Five Big Fat Literary Fakes

Column by Cath Murphy
January 10, 2012 (7) comments
A look at the most common literary fibs, and some of the worst offenders.

Book Vs. Film Vs. Film: The Girls With The Dragon Tattoos

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
January 9, 2012 (9) comments
We break down all three versions of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'- the book and both film adaptations- in an attempt to determine which one is the best.