The Insane True Story of How Doctor Wesley Snipes Wrote His First Novel

Column by Max Booth III
August 18, 2017 (2) comments
It's an urban fantasy supernatural spiritual thriller.

How a Close Reading of 'Catch-22' Recreates the College Classroom

Column by Bart Bishop
A look how at the Twayne's Masterwork Studies Book Series, specifically an entry on "Catch-22", simulates the college classroom experience.

Avoiding Stereotypes When Writing Place (Even If That Place Is Home)

Column by Justin Hunter
August 16, 2017 (1) comments
Knowing your setting doesn't mean you'll avoid stereotyping it.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the Shitty First Draft

Column by Christoph Paul
August 15, 2017 (9) comments
Sometimes it will be good, sometimes it will be bad, and sometimes it will be down right ugly, but writing a shitty first draft will give you a finished book.

Should Stephen King's 'Rage' Return to Print?

Column by Peter Derk
August 14, 2017 (4) comments
Stephen King pulled his school shooting novel, 'Rage,' from print decades ago. Is it time for the book to come back?

Writing the Crime Scene: Murder or Suicide?

Column by Repo Kempt
August 11, 2017 (1) comments
Writing a crime scene where a murder is made to look like a suicide? Here's a guide to doing your research and getting the forensic details right.

Beneath the Terminus Stone: Borderlines as a Theme

Column by Jeff Noon
The final installment of Jeff's 10 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."

Book vs. Television: What TV's Sheriff Longmire Is Doing Wrong

Column by David Cranmer
August 10, 2017 (3) comments
In an age of emphasis on law enforcement tactics, we take a look at the page to screen evolution of Walt Longmire, with expressed concern for the marshal's cavalier approach to policing.

When Reality Gets Tough, the Tough Get Reading

Column by Karis Rogerson
August 9, 2017 (1) comments
A personal essay/reflection on how books can help you escape a harmful reality and survive depression.

The World in the Skull: A Story’s Environment

Column by Jeff Noon
Part 9 of Jeff's 10 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."