The Word You’re Looking For Is Genius—Not Crazy, Genius: The Top 5 Craziest Crime Writers

Column by Keith Rawson
January 23, 2012 (26) comments
Who're the craziest crime writers in history? Hell, probably all of them, but here are the top five, at least in one writer's opinion.

Ask The Lit Coach: 'Is It Okay To Submit To Multiple Agents At The Same Agency?' and More

Column by Erin Reel
January 23, 2012 (3) comments
Query and submission etiquette and nom de plumes are the hot topics in this week's Ask The Lit Coach.

LURID: Flowers In The Attic

Column by Karina Wilson
January 20, 2012 (9) comments
My personal Bad Book: V.C. Andrews' "spellbinding classic", Flowers In The Attic.

Alexander Trocchi: A Primer

Column by Gill Tasker
January 19, 2012 (2) comments
A look at a neglected but influential Scottish junkie, novelist, poet and innovator.

The Period Part 1--Lots o' dots: How frequent and deliberate use of the humble period can create maximum impact.

Column by Taylor Houston
January 18, 2012 (7) comments
It may not seem like much, but that diminutive punctuation symbol at the end of your sentence has a lot of power. This article will focus on how to use the period to create different effects.

Storyville: Research and Duotrope

Column by Richard Thomas
January 17, 2012 (6) comments
An in-depth analysis of, one of the best websites for submitting and tracking your writing.

Can't Everyone In The Publishing Industry Just Get Along?

Column by Rob Hart
January 16, 2012 (13) comments
We spend a lot of time arguing over what's better--print vs. eBooks, traditional vs. self-publishing, indies vs. Amazon--but can't we just agree that both sides have their benefits?

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?