No Escape from Planet Alcatraz

Column by David James Keaton
...or Slam Dunk at the Mesoamerican Ballgame. An introduction to "Hard Sentences: Crime Fiction Inspired by Alcatraz."

Magic for Beginners: 5 Tips for Fantasy Writers

Column by Susan DeFreitas
July 10, 2017 (2) comments
Love fantasy? Creating your first magic system? Observe these precepts, young adepts, or find yourself in a world of trouble.

Storyville: The Proper Use of Violence in Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas
July 7, 2017 (2) comments
Violence in fiction—when to use it, and when to avoid it.

Writers, Get Those Summer Vibes

Column by Annie Neugebauer
July 6, 2017 (1) comments
Unless you're lucky, you probably don’t get a whole summer off anymore. But who doesn’t want one? Writers can still capture those summer vibes – even when we’re working through the hot months.

On the Value and Importance of Finding Your Writing "People"

Column by Karis Rogerson
A reflection on why it's so important to have a group (or groups) of writers you can rely on.

When Peter Met Tony: The Apprentice/Mentor Relationship Between Spider-Man and Iron Man

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at how the comics have treated the relationship between Spider-Man and Iron Man and how that influences the upcoming 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' movie

The Voices of Trumpmerica

Column by Leah Dearborn
This is the first Independence Day under a new presidential administration, and it's unlikely to be one we'll forget.

10 Things Only Hardcore Bookworms Do

Column by Gabino Iglesias
June 30, 2017 (11) comments
Readers come in all shapes and sizes, and hardcore bookworms are a wonderfully idiosyncratic group within that population.

10 Books Donald Trump Should Read

Column by Christoph Paul
I speak personally to President Trump and suggest 10 books that would make him a better human being.

I Can’t Let You Go Without Tapping That Ass...One...More...Time: Revisiting 'Death Proof' Ten Years Later

Column by Max Booth III
Don't @ me, but this movie may have inspired me to become a writer.