Sitting In On Chuck Palahniuk & Friend's Writer's Workshop

Column by Kasey Carpenter
October 14, 2011 (7) comments
Kasey Carpenter sits in on Chuck's Portland-based writer's workshop for an evening of reading and reviewing.

An Exquisite Corpse: Tips for Brainstorming your National Novel Writing Month Plot

Column by Taylor Houston
October 13, 2011 (5) comments
How to Generate plot ideas for your NaNoWriMo novel.

Neglected Books: 'On Moral Fiction', 'The Mismeasure of Man' and 'The Man Who Died'

Column by Phil Jourdan
October 12, 2011 (9) comments
Moral fiction, IQ phoniness, and Jesus-themed erotica: Books you should rediscover soon.

Which P.O.V Is Right For Your Story?

Column by Jon Gingerich
October 12, 2011 (3) comments
A list of the different modes of point of view, with a breakdown of the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Submit Yourself: A Submissions Calendar is a Smart Idea

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
October 11, 2011 (9) comments
A submissions calendar is a smart idea, but it helps to know where to submit and who's accepting each month. In this column we break it all down for you, one month at a time.

Ask The Lit Coach: "Is It Possible To Get An Agent Or Book Publishing Deal Based Only On A Few Short Stories?" and More

Column by Erin Reel
October 10, 2011 (17) comments
Pitching a book series and the strength of an author's portfolio are the subjects of this week's Ask The Lit Coach.

The Case for eBook Self-Publication

Column by Paul Graham Raven
October 7, 2011 (15) comments
A hyperbolic exercise in Devil's advocacy for electronic publication.

Cavalcade Of Literary Jerks: Part 1

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
October 7, 2011 (29) comments
Yes they are all esteemed authors. Yes they've published some important works. And yes, they're all jerks. Join us in celebrating the Top 10 literary jerks of all time.

Book vs. Film: Winter's Bone

Column by Tina Estlin Page
October 6, 2011 (8) comments
There’s something moving under, under the ice.

Cliche, the Literary Default

Column by Jon Gingerich
October 5, 2011 (8) comments
Stories start from a default position of cliché: readers go into stories with expectations, and if too many are fulfilled the spell is broken. So, how do writers engage when the odds are against them?