My Book Arrived in Good Condition, But the Writing Was Terrible

Column by J. David Osborne
What makes a good book review good? We investigate by looking at the different genres of "bad Amazon review."

Collaborating with a Dead Hero

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Sometimes in life you get a different version of a dream you didn't even know you had...

10 of Our Favorite Moments from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
July 29th marked the 64th anniversary of the publication of "The Fellowship of the Ring". To celebrate the occasion, here are 10 of our favorite moments from Tolkien’s epic fantasy series.

Summertime Sadness: Do Writers Have To Be Sad?

Column by Peter Derk
Maybe writers don't have to be sad to be good?

Lost Films Anthology: Embrace the Ugly

Column by Max Booth III
Everybody knows at least one haunted film.

5 Weird Beach Reads for the Peverse Sunbather

Column by Ed Sikov
People usually think of the term "beach read" as involving but light literature. But that's so limiting! Here's a selection of perverse books to read while soaking up the sun.

Why I Have to Write, Even While Working Full-Time

Column by Karis Rogerson
August 16, 2018 (2) comments
Even if it's hard and exhausting to put in the extra hours writing on top of working full-time, it's the only way to feel truly "me."

Analyzing the Three-Act Structure in Tolkien's 'Fellowship of the Ring'

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To celebrate the publication of The Fellowship of the Ring on July 29, 1954, we’re looking at how Tolkien used an enduring story structure to create an enduring trilogy.

When Horror Meets Crime: Occult Detectives

Column by Repo Kempt
A history of occult detectives in fiction.

Folding Real-Life Detail into a Fictional Narrative

Column by Nick Kolakowski
August 13, 2018 (1) comments
Is there an ethical line when it comes to incorporating real-life details into fiction? And if so, where does that line exist?