Don’t Miss Out: A Tana French Primer

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Everything you need to know to get started reading the best author you need to know.

Five Things to Keep in Mind for a Great Opening

Column by Gabino Iglesias
November 4, 2020 (3) comments
The first line. The first paragraph. The first page. The first chapter. They all matter. A lot. Here are some things you should keep in mind to get them right.

David Sedaris' 'The Best of Me' for Readers and Writers

Column by Peter Derk
What's in a best of collection for David Sedaris fans? And what's to be learned by other writers?

Five Must-Read Poetry Collections for Halloween

October 30, 2020 (1) comments
Think poetry is for wimps? These poetry collections are sure to keep you up all night and have you screaming well into the day.

How to Write Horror That Sticks

Column by Peter Derk
October 28, 2020 (1) comments
Write horror that haunts the reader and is not easily forgotten.

The Holidays Are Here: How to Take Care of Yourself

Column by Cina Pelayo
The holidays are here. We are in the midst of a pandemic. Here are some tips to take care of yourselves.

Why NaNoWriMo is a Terrible Idea, But I Keep Doing it Anyway

Column by Jay Wilburn
NaNoWriMo is a challenge that helps people power through to complete a novel in the month of November. It can also be very discouraging for many writers. Why does Jay Wilburn keep trying it?

Storyville: Foreshadowing in Fiction—How to Set the Stage

Column by Richard Thomas
October 23, 2020 (2) comments
Tips on how to use foreshadowing to write layered stories with powerful emotion.

Conjuring Strength Through Poetry: Battling the Slasher Movie in Your Head

Horror poetry reaches out into the darkness in hopes that understanding the shadows will shed light on our fears.

Paying Respects to Ursula K. Le Guin: The Queen of Spec-Fic

Happy Birthday to one of the most influential American woman writers.