The Sinful Virtues of Marginalia and Highlighting in Books

Column by David Cranmer
David Cranmer makes a case for why it's acceptable to underline, highlight, and write in the margins of your books.

31 Ways To Remove Phones From Your Fiction

Column by Peter Derk
June 18, 2018 (1) comments
Cats, movie theater vigilantes, and bungalows in the desert: All ways to take a phone out of your story.

Summer and Beyond: Upcoming Books That Should Be On Your Radar

Column by Gabino Iglesias
This has has been a great year for books, and the best is yet to come.

8 Recently Published Books That Are Feminist AF

Column by Susan DeFreitas
June 13, 2018 (1) comments
The Trump era has been marked by abortion restrictions, gag rules, #timesup, and pussy hats--and now, a historic number of women running for office. These recently pubbed books are 100% zeitgeist.

Bearskin: A Fast Read 20 Years in the Making

June 12, 2018 (1) comments
The story of a fifty-four year old’s debut novel. Twenty-plus years of writing, revising, letting it sit, then rewriting and re-revising some more.

6 Female Sci-fi Writers You Should Read

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
June 11, 2018 (1) comments
To celebrate Octavia Butler’s would-be 71st birthday, we’re featuring six female sci-fi writers who have helped shape the boundary-shattering genre.

The 8 Keys To A Good Heist Story

Column by Peter Derk
With "Ocean's 8" in theaters this weekend, let's take a look at what makes a good heist story work.

On the Thickness of Skin

Column by Annie Neugebauer
June 6, 2018 (2) comments
On the concept of writers needing to develop a "thicker skin," and why it's a damaging myth.

9 Things I Learned From Reading 45 Books At Once

Column by Gabino Iglesias
June 4, 2018 (2) comments
I love to read many books at the same time. Here are some things I learned during an especially heavy reading period.

How 'Krypton' Keeps Things Interesting

Column by BH Shepherd
How 'Krypton' manages to tell a prequel story that isn't predictable.