5 Essential Character Traits For Ourselves, Not Our Creations

Column by Joshua Isard
It’s important to develop the kind of personal character that’ll help us get through everything the writing life throws our way.

Celebrating Kafka: 5 "Kafkaesque" Scenes in Pop Culture

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
August 3, 2018 (1) comments
To celebrate Franz Kafka’s birthday (this past July), we did a rundown of five famous scenes in film and literature to see how “Kafkaesque” they really are.

Teaching My First Writing Class

Column by Christoph Paul
I taught my first writing class — in Barcelona.

10 Tips to Help You Write Believable Dialogue

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Dialogue can make or break a novel. Here are some pointers to help you write better dialogue.

Why Nobody Gives A Crap About Books In The Summer

Column by Peter Derk
Books? In the summer? Who cares?

10 of Our Favorite Moments From the Harry Potter Series

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
July 31st is both J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter's birthdays. To celebrate, we're counting down 10 of our favorite moments from the series. Wands at the ready!

Your Favorite Book Sucks: 'The Yellow Wallpaper'

Column by Peter Derk
Did some well-meaning teacher drag you through this one? Me too.

10 Horror Movies from the Past Decade that Prove Horror Doesn’t Need to “Come Back”

Column by Annie Neugebauer
July 27, 2018 (6) comments
Horror doesn’t need to “come back.” Horror never went anywhere. Here are ten movies from the past decade that prove it.

The Complex Exploration of Sex and Identity in Christopher Buehlman's 'The Necromancer's House'

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at Christopher Buehlman's portrayal of sexuality and gender fluidity in his novel of magic and myth.

Taking the Stage: How Storytellers Saved My Ambition to Write

Column by Nathan Scalia
The story of how I fell into a hole with my writing career, and the strategy I developed to climb back out.