Using Plain Language in Speculative Fiction

Column by Joshua Isard, August 10, 2020
Employ language that allows the audience to believe your characters believe what is happening.

Celebrating National Book Lovers' Day

Column by Karis Rogerson
August 7, 2020
Reminiscing about great books and their meaning on National Book Lovers' Day.

What If Books Aren't The Answer To Our Problems?

Column by Peter Derk
August 6, 2020
Have you ever stopped to consider there are questions books can't answer?

The Origin of a Space Parasite

Column by Brett Petersen
August 5, 2020
Brett Petersen discusses how his first book, 'The Parasite From Proto Space & Other Stories', came to be.

"Cursed": The Road to Redemption Starts with Strong Roots

Column by Amanda Bender
August 4, 2020
The Weeping Monk is by far one of the most compelling characters in Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller's 'Cursed', and is a prime example of how to craft a redemption arc.

The Bloody New Nostalgia of Splatter Westerns

Column by Jay Wilburn
August 3, 2020
A number of horror authors have begun exploring the western genre with their own bloody twists, leading to some very interesting results.
Interview: Arthur Nersesian on "The Five Books of (Robert) Moses" and NYC

Interview: Arthur Nersesian on "The Five Books of (Robert) Moses" and New York novels

Interview by Christoph Paul
July 30, 2020
Arthur Nersesian talks his 25 years in the making new novel and the changing landscape of New York City.

How Do We Go On Writing Our Little Fictions When Outside The World Is On Fire?

Column by Christopher Shultz
July 29, 2020
In this age of COVID-19, continued racial injustice, and myriad other issues, it's hard to justify writing anything that doesn't take the problems of the world to task.

Storyville: Tips, Tricks, and Thoughts on Reprints

Column by Richard Thomas
July 28, 2020
Why should you get your stories reprinted? It can help your career!

How to Purge the Thousand Story Ideas Running Around In Your Head

Column by Peter Derk
July 27, 2020
You've got a bunch of ideas dragging on your limited resources. Let's get rid of 'em.

How To Read Between The Lines of Your Rejections

Column by Lisa Bubert
July 24, 2020
What are those pesky rejection letters actually telling you?