Who Owns The Story?

Column by Peter Derk
March 22, 2021 (1) comments
What gives you the right to tell someone else's story?

"WandaVision" Demonstrates the Untapped Potential of the Superhero Genre

Column by BH Shepherd
A critical look at "WandaVision" and what it portends for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Importance of Atmosphere in Horror

Column by Max Booth III
Why sometimes the most important aspect of horror is how it mades you feel.

Weapons of Choice to Draft That Novel Now

Column by Lisa Bubert
Every novelist feels the supreme tug of the in between, and there are ways to power through.

March Madness: 8 Books That Will Mess With Your Head

Column by Sadie Hartmann
Psychological horror/thrillers are entertaining because the very nature of the narrative is designed to break down any perceived reality for readers. Here are some favorites of the genre.

Five Things I Loved (and Five I Loathed) About My MFA Experience

Column by Rob Blair Young
March 12, 2021 (1) comments
My MFA experience was, in a word, mixed. In this column, I highlight some of the best and worst things about my time pursuing my Master's of Fine Arts in fiction.

Reflections on WriteOnCon, A Jam-Packed Online Conference for Kidlit Writers

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson finally attended her first WriteOnCon, an online conference for kidlit writers, and reflects on the experience.

The Sound of Absence: Utilizing White Space in Poetry

March 10, 2021 (1) comments
This essay explores how white space can be used in poetry as a literary device that thrives on the power of absence.

What is Quiet Horror?

Column by Andrew Fowlow
Many are familiar with the gripping stories, but not so much the term "quiet horror." Here is what quiet horror means to those talented writers who wield its power to invoke menacing terror.

10 Terrible Writing Ideas that Shouldn't Work, But Sometimes Do

Column by Jay Wilburn
March 8, 2021 (1) comments
Actually, there are way more than ten terrible writing ideas. Can you really call yourself a writer if you haven't tried a few?