Should We Care Whether Writing is Therapy or Not?

Column by Elle Nash
We've all heard the phrase "Writing is therapeutic, but it is not therapy." How much should we care?

With Great Responsibility: How a Comic Book Icon Inspired my Own Noir Novels

Column by Alex Segura
Alex Segura explains how Webslinger Peter Parker begat hard-luck hero Pete Fernandez.

9 Times the Book was Better than the Movie

Column by Annie Neugebauer
July 9, 2019 (1) comments
Last column I highlighted 9 times the movie was better than the book. Now it's time to balance things out.

5 Business Savvy Books Every Author Should Read

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
We’ve identified five books that walk the line between craft and commercialism to offer writers the truth behind how their art becomes an entity when the marketing process begins.

A Brief History Of Folk Horror In Literature

Column by Christopher Shultz
The term "folk horror" might have originally only referred to films, but there is a lush history of novels and short stories that definitely belong to the subgenre.

3 Times I Pirated Books And How I Feel About It

Column by Peter Derk
We've all done it. Let's actually talk about it.

So You Want to Write Women

Writing women sounds easy... until you have to make them realistic. How does an author craft female characters that real women can relate to?

10 Tips to Slaughter Insecurity

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Writers are an insecure bunch. Here's some advice on how to solve that.

Two Truths and One Lie: How to Use Real Experience to Write a Story

Column by Max Booth III
June 28, 2019 (2) comments
Formulating a three-act structure by recycling traumatic memories.

Storyville: Living Vicariously Through Our Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas
Some thoughts on how and why we live through our stories and protagonists.