What's Scary In Small, Indie, and Self-Pub

Column by Peter Derk
If you're looking for big thrills, you have to go small.

Showing and Telling, and Trusting the Reader

Column by Joshua Isard
We all know the cliche, "show don't tell," but it's still a common issue with young writers. That's where trust comes in.

Too Young for Horror?

Column by Peter Derk
If the purpose of horror is to scare us, then you might be missing out on a rite of passage if you don't get a taste before you're ready.

The Kings of Steam: Remembering the Work of Jay Lake and Brandon Black

Column by Jay Wilburn
Authors Jay Lake and Brandon Black (James Louis Butler III) both made their impacts on the subgenre of steampunk before their passing. Jay Wilburn discusses their work as a reader and fan.

Chuck-alikes: A Chuck Palahniuk Read-alike List Part 2

Column by Peter Derk
Part 2 of our MASSIVE list of Palahniuk read-a-likes that should hold you over until Chuck's next release.

Storyville: How to Collaborate on a Fiction Project

Column by Richard Thomas
Tips on how to engage in a successful collaborative fiction project with other writers.

Modern Western Films Written Better Than Ever

Column by David Cranmer
October 7, 2020 (1) comments
Western movies, long past their mid-twentieth century popularity, are still being made, and in many ways are better written than their predecessors, avoiding offensive tropes & predictable narrative.

The Top 10 Costumes for Writers in 2020

Column by Gabino Iglesias
It's the best time of the year. With a bizarre Hallloween around the corner and everyone wearing masks, it's time to recommended some costumes for writers.

Chuck-alikes: A Chuck Palahniuk Read-alike List (Part 1)

Column by Peter Derk
October 5, 2020 (3) comments
A MASSIVE list of Palahniuk read-a-likes that should hold you over until Chuck's next release.

Is Twitch the Next Untapped Platform for Authors?

Column by Jay Wilburn
Twitch is a platform for live streaming videogame play. Jay Wilburn, an author new to Twitch, explores whether it holds any potential as an author specific platform.