How Late Nights Are Killing You and Your Writing

Column by Peter Derk, February 27, 2020
In which our columnist plays dad and says, "Lights out!"

The Zen of Morning Pages

Column by Christoph Paul
February 26, 2020
Every day I write a few pages in the morning and then delete them. This helps me fight depression and feel less anxious about writing.
An Interview with the Women Who Wrote ‘Monster, She Wrote’

An Interview with the Women Who Wrote ‘Monster, She Wrote’

Interview by Annie Neugebauer
February 25, 2020
An interview with Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson, the authors of 'Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction.'

15 Traps That Could Hurt Your Writing Goals

Column by Jay Wilburn
February 24, 2020
It's that time of year when everyone, but especially writers, give up on their annual resolutions. Here are a few traps writers fall into that might inhibit your goals, if you aren't careful.

Storyville: The Duality of Strong Emotions

Column by Richard Thomas
February 21, 2020
Love vs. Hate. How to employ the duality of strong emotions to improve your fiction.

"P.S. I Still Love You" is All About Love and Heartbreak, in the Cutest Way

Column by Karis Rogerson
February 20, 2020
The sequel to "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" is finally out, and writer Karis Rogerson talks about the best parts of the movie.

Bob Seger's "Night Moves": A Short Lesson on Repetition

Column by Peter Derk
February 19, 2020
Bet you didn't know this Seger classic was a master class in writing fiction.

What Is A "Mary Sue" Character and Do They Actually Exist In Fiction?

Column by Christopher Shultz
February 18, 2020
According to some, Mary Sues are everywhere...but are they? Or is there something sexist going on here?

What My Tattoo Artist Taught Me About Writing Critique

Column by Lisa Bubert
February 17, 2020
...or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Trust My Tattoo Artist.

9 Sexy Poems to Read with Your Valentine

Column by Annie Neugebauer
February 14, 2020
Forget to buy your S.O. a Valentine’s present? Need a last-minute plan for making a night at home special? Set on wooing your literary darling? Never fear: poetry is here!

Five Literary Love Affairs To Get Lost in This Valentine's Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
February 13, 2020
To celebrate this Valentine’s Day, we’re revisiting some favorite literary love affairs typically left off other lists.