The 2017 One Story Per Week Writing Challenge

Column by Michael David Wilson
January 19, 2017 (6) comments
Michael David Wilson explains the basics of the 2017 One Story Per Week Challenge and invites you to join him.

Elizabeth Bennet: The Original Manic Pixie Dream Girl?

Column by Leah Rhyne
January 19, 2017 (1) comments
Let's dig into the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope to see if, perhaps, Jane Austen created the original: Elizabeth Bennet of 'Pride and Prejudice'.

Tech and Product Round-up: Janurary Edition

Column by Christopher Shultz
January 18, 2017 (1) comments
It's back to the future and the past all up in here.
Bookshots: 'Metronome' by Oliver Langmead

Bookshots: 'Metronome' by Oliver Langmead

Review by BH Shepherd
January 18, 2017 (0) comments
A concise review of "Metronome" by Oliver Langmead.

Dystropia: A Family Moves Into THEIR WORST NIGHTMARE!!!

Column by Christopher Shultz
January 17, 2017 (4) comments
In the realm of horror, there are haunted houses all over the country just waiting for new tenants to gobble up. Be careful not to steer your characters into this nightmarish trope.

Storyville: 101 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year as a Writer Yet

Column by Richard Thomas
January 16, 2017 (4) comments
101 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year as a Writer Yet

Your Lips To Google's Ears: Voice Typing On Google Docs

Column by Peter Derk
January 16, 2017 (0) comments
Talking versus typing with your old pal Google.

The 16 Most Anticipated Horror Books of 2017

Column by Max Booth III
January 13, 2017 (3) comments
A look at the best horror coming your way this year.

The 10 Best Book Covers of 2016

Column by George Cotronis
January 13, 2017 (2) comments
It's time to get ornery, because here is my annual list of the best book covers of the year.
Bookshots: 'Cartoons in the Suicide Forest' by Leza Cantoral

Bookshots: 'Cartoons in the Suicide Forest' by Leza Cantoral

Review by Gabino Iglesias
January 12, 2017 (0) comments
Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review
Bookshots: 'Sirens' by Joshua Mohr

Bookshots: 'Sirens' by Joshua Mohr

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
January 12, 2017 (0) comments
The struggle never ends in this melancholy memoir.

It Could Be Worse: Five Nightmare Dystopias

Column by BH Shepherd
January 12, 2017 (0) comments
A look at some of the worst places to live from fiction, movies and games.
Bookshots: 'Little Heaven' by Nick Cutter

Bookshots: 'Little Heaven' by Nick Cutter

Review by Max Booth III
January 11, 2017 (2) comments
A mashup of Stephen King's greatest hits.

Writing the Crime Scene: Gunshot Wounds

Column by Repo Kempt
January 11, 2017 (0) comments
A guide to writing realistic depictions of gunshot wounds, as well as their treatment and recovery, in crime and horror fiction.
Bookshots: 'Nicotine' by Gregor Hens

Bookshots: 'Nicotine' by Gregor Hens

Review by Gabino Iglesias
January 10, 2017 (1) comments
A German translator revisits his entire life through the filter of his very powerful addiction to nicotine.
Bookshots: 'Fear is The Rider' By Kenneth Cook

Bookshots: 'Fear is The Rider' By Kenneth Cook

Review by Keith Rawson
January 10, 2017 (1) comments
A brief review of Kenneth Cook's "unearthed" novel, 'Fear is The Rider.'
Joshua Mohr, Memoir, Fargo

A Conversation with Joshua Mohr about UFOs, Heart Surgeries, and His New Memoir 'Sirens'

Interview by Rob Hart
January 10, 2017 (0) comments
Joshua Mohr and Rob Hart dish about Nazi doctors, parenting, the finer points of UFOs in season 2 of 'Fargo', and how baby bjorns are the new Special K.
Bookshots: 'The Coyote’s Bicycle: The Untold Story of Seven Thousand Bicycles an

Bookshots: 'The Coyote’s Bicycle: The Untold Story of Seven Thousand Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire' by Kimball Taylor

Review by Bart Bishop
January 9, 2017 (0) comments
A brief review of Kimball Taylor's book on the bikes that were used to smuggle 7,000 people from Mexico into the United States.

7 Tools for Keeping Your Writing Resolutions

Column by Riki Cleveland
January 9, 2017 (0) comments
Keep your writing resolutions and have your most productive year yet with these handy tools.

10 Things Every Reader Should Do in 2017

Column by Gabino Iglesias
January 6, 2017 (1) comments
Everyone loves giving advice to writers. Now it's time to give advice to those who make it possible for writers to do what they do.
Bookshots: 'Everything You Want Me to Be' by Mindy Mejia

Bookshots: 'Everything You Want Me to Be' by Mindy Mejia

Review by Cath Murphy
January 6, 2017 (0) comments
Macbeth, Missouri, murder.

The Book as the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

Column by Bart Bishop
January 5, 2017 (0) comments
On Keith Houston's 'The Book' and why having a physical copy of a book is still important.

7 Books on Finance to Start Your Year Off Right

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
January 4, 2017 (0) comments
I start every year with a few books on finance. Follow this practice, make even one suggested change, and your future self will be richer and happier.

10 Politically Subversive Novels Veiled in Absurdism

Column by Christopher Shultz
January 4, 2017 (1) comments
There are novels that come right out and say what they mean, with varying degrees of heavy-handedness. And then there are novels that make sweeping critiques through gross surrealism and absurdity.

My Resolution to Write Less

Column by Leah Rhyne
January 3, 2017 (0) comments
One writer's failed resolution to write less in the new year.