Storyville: Continuing Your Writing Education

Column by Richard Thomas
Some tips and advice about how to continue your writing education.

Manga For Beginners: 'One-Punch Man'

Column by Christopher Irvin
Manga For Beginners! A column dedicated to introducing readers to a range of fantastic Japanese comics.

Tech and Product Round-up: August Edition

Column by Christopher Shultz
Cool stuff from Amazon, not so cool stuff from Apple, and frakin awesome stuff from Scrivener.

Writing the Crime Scene: Dead Bodies

Column by Repo Kempt
August 16, 2016 (2) comments
This is a basic guide for crime fiction writers including research tips and links. This months topic is 'dead bodies'.

Vampires in Wuthering Heights

Column by Annie Neugebauer
August 15, 2016 (7) comments
Within Wuthering Heights there’s evidence to interpret this plot: Cathy becomes a vampire, haunting Heathcliff for years before turning him into one so they can roam the moors together eternally.

5 Story Opening Clichés That Need to Die

Column by Max Booth III
August 15, 2016 (10) comments
Here's why your dumb story keeps getting rejected.

8 Mini Grammar Studies in Modern Music

Column by Holly Kothe
Music is a great way to remember specific details. When you take a closer look at the lyrics in certian songs, you can easily remember tricky grammar devices and spend less time looking things up.

LURID: Last Seen Wearing - Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Databases

Column by Karina Wilson
August 11, 2016 (2) comments
LURID takes a look at the complex subculture surrounding the Missing and the Found, especially the online databases making armchair detecting easier than ever before. Is this a new form of narrative?

Buy Your Villain a Birthday Present: 5 More Development Exercises

Column by Leah Dearborn
August 11, 2016 (2) comments
Here are a few more prompts to get the mind juices going as you sit down and get to know your characters:

Darth Trump and Princess Hillary: How Claudia Gray's 'Star Wars: Bloodline' Mirrors the 2016 Election Year

Column by Bart Bishop
August 10, 2016 (2) comments
A look at Claudia Gray's 'Star Wars: Bloodline', a novel that manages to be about the current election year without boring readers to tears.