Do It For The Kids: I Wrote A Book On Sylvia Plath That I Wish I Had As A Teenager

Column by Patricia Grisafi
March 16, 2022 (3) comments
We still treat teenagers like their interests and passions are amusing instead of existence-altering. So I wrote a book on Sylvia Plath to challenge that.

That Swag: Book Promotion Ideas

Column by Sadie Hartmann
An inside look at book swag. Is it worth spending the extra money to create promotional material for your book?

When Authors Read Their Own Audiobooks

Column by Peter Derk
Great books can be wrecked by bad narrators, and bad books can be lifted by great ones. Which authors pass the test, and what makes a great author/narrator?

10 Books to Celebrate Women's History this March

Column by Karis Rogerson
An incomplete list of books celebrating women and their place in history!

7 Books Where Everything Goes Devastatingly, Tragically Wrong

Column by Kleopatra Olympiou
BookTok is going crazy for books that 'will emotionally destroy you.' TikTokers have already covered tragic YA, so this list offers alternative recommendations for those looking for bleak reading.

High Impact Exercises and Low Effort Diet Hacks for Busy Authors

Column by Jay Wilburn
March 3, 2022 (2) comments
Writers are a notoriously sedentary bunch with a long tradition of unhealthy choices. Here are a few exercises and diet tips with low points of entry to help you get healthy.

Storyville: Building Up Your Horror Story Before You Tear It Down

Column by Richard Thomas
March 1, 2022 (1) comments
Tips on how to build up your horror story before you tear it all down.

Death to Stars: Why I Won't Use Stars to Rate Books Anymore

Column by Sadie Hartmann
In 2021, I gave my last star rating. In this opinion piece, I will share my experience with the system and why I chose to eliminate it from my book reviews.

Withholding: The Secret To Comedy Writing

Column by Peter Derk
February 25, 2022 (1) comments
Withholding gets a bad rap from lazy mysteries and lousy thrillers. But it's a great comedy writing tool.

Dispatch From the Querying Trenches (Part II): Shelving a Dream

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson reflects on the past six months in the world of querying.