10 Terrible Writing Ideas that Shouldn't Work, But Sometimes Do

Column by Jay Wilburn
March 8, 2021
Actually, there are way more than ten terrible writing ideas. Can you really call yourself a writer if you haven't tried a few?

Why I'm Not Submitting for Publication Anymore

Column by Peter Derk
March 5, 2021
2020 tested how much I could take. It was a test I didn't pass.

On Revenge Fantasies, Male Toxicity and "Promising Young Woman"

Column by Ben Tanzer
March 4, 2021
A story about how men live and the world women are forced to negotiate because of their choices, presenting a conversation about the nature of sexual violence and just how commonplace it is.
Blood in the Gears: A Craft Interview with Gemma Amor

Blood in the Gears: A Craft Interview with Gemma Amor

Interview by Tyler Jones
March 3, 2021
An interview with horror author Gemma Amor about writing.
Auriane Desombre, Author of "I Think I Love You"

Auriane Desombre, Author of "I Think I Love You"

Interview by Karis Rogerson
March 2, 2021
Karis Rogerson spoke with her good friend and debut author Auriane Desombre about getting two grad degrees at once, and having a book delayed due to the pandemic.

Why Every Author Should Write Haiku

Column by Jay Wilburn
March 1, 2021
There are important things prose authors can learn by experimenting with haiku. It is an easy artform to take up, but difficult to master.
Angeline Boulley on her Thrilling YA Debut, "Firekeeper's Daughter"

Angeline Boulley on her Thrilling YA Debut, "Firekeeper's Daughter"

Interview by Karis Rogerson
February 26, 2021
YA author Angeline Boulley spoke with Karis Rogerson about her debut, "Firekeeper's Daughter."

The Importance of the Character Interview

Column by Cina Pelayo
February 25, 2021
The more that you know about your characters, the more confidently you can write about them.

Old Book Marketing Wisdom That Needs To Change

Column by Peter Derk
February 24, 2021
Let's question classic marketing advice like spacing out your releases and not being too pushy.
Alma Katsu: A Look Back on 2020

Alma Katsu: A Look Back on 2020

Interview by Sadie Hartmann
February 23, 2021
As part of an ongoing series where I interview authors about their 2020 experience, I caught up with historical horror fiction author, Alma Katsu.
Dark Fiction We So Desperately Deserve Right Now

Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

Review by Andrew Fowlow
February 22, 2021
We are all incredibly fortunate to have such a skilled writer determined to deliver this important message. Dark fiction with historical context we so desperately deserve.
That Buzz: Marc Sheinbaum on his debut novel, "Memories Live Here" (and much, mu

That Buzz: Marc Sheinbaum on his debut novel, "Memories Live Here" (and much, much more)

Interview by Ben Tanzer
February 19, 2021
Second careers, the question of genre, and getting right to it.

The Best and Worst Things We Can Do With 'The Great Gatsby'

Column by Peter Derk
February 18, 2021
Now that 'The Great Gatsby' is in the public domain, we can do a lot with it. But some options are better than others.

"To All The Boys: Always and Forever" is the Sweetest Ending to a Beloved Series

Column by Karis Rogerson
February 17, 2021
Thoughts and reflections on the final installment in the To All the Boys film series.

7 Books That Will Make You Happy You’re Single

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
February 16, 2021
These seven literary picks brilliantly reveal the joys of singledom and will have you transforming from a Bridget Jones to a Samantha Jones in no time at all.

7 Short Literary Works for the Shortest Month

Column by Lisa Bubert
February 15, 2021
Let's traipse through some of the finest short fiction around.

Lessons I Learned Ghostwriting Romance (as a Non-Romance Writer)

Column by Jay Wilburn
February 12, 2021
After ghostwriting many romance novels, Jay Wilburn learned some lessons that helped with writing stories in other genres.
Interview: William Duryea of Misery Tourism

Interview: William Duryea of Misery Tourism

Interview by Gabriel Hart
February 11, 2021
Table top games, transgressive art, and the transgression of art.

Say Something Nice: Good Things About Bad Books

Column by Peter Derk
February 10, 2021
Can I say something nice about some books I truly hate?

How a Lunatic Published My First Short Story: A Cautionary Tale

Column by Max Booth III
February 9, 2021
What every writer dreams of hearing: “I like it, but not enough to want to give you a book for it. (In other words, I don't want to pay for it as I don't LOVE it.)”

Curious not Confused

Column by Joshua Isard
February 8, 2021
Finding the right amount of information to include in a story can be a difficult task for any writer.

Bad Romance: 10 Books To Warm Your Cold, Black Heart

Column by Sadie Hartmann
February 8, 2021
Horror fiction might seem like the least likely genre to give you that romance fix, but this list will convince you otherwise.

Shedding Hyperbole in the Post-Trump Era

Column by Gabriel Hart
February 5, 2021
Writers no longer need to present themselves as vomit-draft, works in progress!

Finding Solace in Horror Fiction

Column by Andrew Fowlow
February 4, 2021
Here's what other voracious readers, like myself, had to say about why they seek solace in horror fiction.

What Good Are Sex Scenes in Fiction?

Column by Peter Derk
February 3, 2021
How are books boring me with...SEX!?