Snitches, Gangsters, and Private Dicks: Why We Love and Hate Them

Column by Mary Kay McBrayer
Why do we root for the criminals and not the snitch? And whose side is the private investigator on?

Comics vs. Television: "The Boys"

Column by BH Shepherd
A critical comparison of "The Boys" season one and its comic book source material.

Tales From the Crust: Pizza My Skull

Column by David James Keaton
"Tales From the Crust: An Anthology of Pizza Horror" is out today, and it is a plague unleashed upon the horror genre. Read the intro, for free, RIGHT HERE!

Access Your Subconscious for Better Writing

Column by Autumn Christian
August 26, 2019 (1) comments
All great stories exist in the place outside the conscious mind.

What Reviewing Nonfiction Taught Me About Writing Fiction

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Reviewing nonfiction taught me a few tricks that helped improve my approach to writing fiction.

The Power of Ray Bradbury's Short Stories

August 22, 2019 (1) comments
It's Ray Bradbury's birthday. Let's celebrate by talking about the art of short story writing and his contribution.

Tweak Those Boring, Stereotypical White Dude Characters

Column by Peter Derk
August 21, 2019 (2) comments
I hate to say it in this context, but you can do better.

Storyville: Letting Film Unblock, Inspire, and Add Depth to Your Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas
Tips on how film can help unblock, inspire, and add depth to your fiction.

Ask Nick: Publishing 201 — Can I Break Out?

Column by Nick Mamatas
How seriously should midlisters take the pressure to finally write that breakout novel?

How to Approach the Second Draft of Your Novel-in-Making

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
As C.J. Cherryh wrote, “It is perfectly okay to write garbage — as long as you edit brilliantly.” Here are five tips on how to approach the second draft of your novel-in-making.