Interview: Blake Butler on "Alice Knott" and Creating Challenging Art

Blake Butler on "Alice Knott" and the Creation of Challenging Art

Interview by Joshua Chaplinsky
July 6, 2020
Blake Butler discusses his mind-bending new novel and the process that led to its creation.

Stephen King's Nine Worst Books and Why I Still Love Them

Column by Jay Wilburn
July 3, 2020
Even Stephen King's most loyal readers have their least favorite books. These nine are the ones Jay Wilburn puts at the bottom of his list, but he still loves many things about them.

Beach Reads for Indoor Types

Column by Peter Derk
July 2, 2020
Let's get the beach read off the beach and into your hands.

A Demigod’s Guide to Defining the New Normal

Column by Amanda Bender
July 1, 2020
Rick Riordan's announcement that Percy Jackson will be getting his own Disney+ series comes at moment when we are struggling to leave the old world behind and fight for a better one.

Storyville: Surviving Rejection

Column by Richard Thomas
June 29, 2020
Tips, stories, and advice on how to survive rejection.

What Neil Breen's 5-Hour Retrospective Taught Me About Making Art

Column by Peter Derk
June 26, 2020
Yes, that Neil Breen. Yes, he had useful things to say.

Be Free on George Orwell’s Birthday

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
June 25, 2020
Reference "1984" all you want, but do you really understand the stories of George Orwell? Or the writer himself?
Interview: 11:11 Press Publisher Andrew J. Wilt

Interview: 11:11 Press Publisher Andrew J. Wilt

Interview by Christoph Paul
June 24, 2020
11:11 Press is an awesome, new indie press and we got to sit down with their publisher — Andrew J. Wilt.

How Many Books Will You Read Before You Die?

Column by Peter Derk
June 23, 2020
What if I could predict how many books you've got left to read in your lifetime? What if I removed all the magic from that statement and gave you some math?

I Just Spent A Year Exclusively Reading Women (and I Deserve No Congratulations For This)

Column by Christopher Shultz
June 22, 2020
Diversifying your reading list isn't a bragging moment. It's just what you should do.

Drunk on Literature: 10 Themed Book and Brew Pairings

Column by Peter Derk
June 19, 2020
Forget wine and cheese. This one's all about beers and reads!

Inconceivable: Social Media Branding Might Not Mean What You Think It Means

Column by Sadie Hartmann
June 18, 2020
Social media branding has a bad rap. When people hear about "branding" they immediately think of corporate business strategies. Branding is important. Here's why.

Writing, Weight Loss, and Cops

Column by Christoph Paul
June 17, 2020
This started as a column about weight loss through the Noom App and how it relates to writing, but I kept thinking about the cops killing innocent people...
"Final Cuts: New Tales Of Hollywood Horror And Other Spectacles" Edited By Ellen

"Final Cuts: New Tales Of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles" Edited By Ellen Datlow

Review by Christopher Shultz
June 16, 2020
Six years ago, an anthology of film-themed horror stories crept into readers hands, and their nightmares were never the same.’s back.

What Tools Do You Use to Edit Your Manuscripts?

Column by Cina Pelayo
June 15, 2020
Do you use any editing softwares to perfect your writing? Here is a sampling of tools available.

Storyville: Advanced Storytelling Techniques

Column by Richard Thomas
June 12, 2020
Tips for how to execute some advanced storytelling techniques.

The Hottest Summer Trends in Books, Reading, and Writing

Column by Peter Derk
June 11, 2020
The hottest trends in literature for summer? We got you.

Book vs. Film vs. Reality: "Shirley"

Column by Christopher Shultz
June 10, 2020
The new hallucinatory examination of Shirley Jackson isn't a biopic, but is there more fact than fiction than meets the eye?
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Kevin Bigley on the Intersection of Writing and Acting

Interview by Leza Cantoral
June 9, 2020
The "Upload" actor discusses his debut novel, "Comaville", and the similarities between his creative passions.

The Most Memorable Duos in Literature to Celebrate National Best Friends Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
June 8, 2020
To celebrate National Best Friends Day, here are five dynamic duos sure to have you missing your own partner in crime.

The Gabino Iglesias Online MFA: Fourth Semester

Column by Gabino Iglesias
June 5, 2020
The last semester of the Gabino Iglesias MFA is here! You made it...but not before you get through these classes. Then, the real work begins.

Book vs. Series: Breaking Down "Defending Jacob"

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
June 4, 2020
This article identifies the differences between the novel and the series as well as how those choices shape the audience's investment in the narrative.

15 Sports Reads To Get You Through The Pandemic

Column by Joshua Isard
June 4, 2020
A lack of live sports has been tough on fans. Fortunately, there’s an abundance of literature about sports to keep us going.

Good Idea or Bad Idea: 100 Writers, Publishers, and Editors Weigh in on my Career Choices

Column by Jay Wilburn
June 2, 2020
Jay Wilburn dared to ask 100 authors, publishers, editors and others in the publishing industry to weigh in on things he has done, is doing, or is thinking about doing as a writer.

What Libraries Get Wrong About Summer Reading

Column by Peter Derk
June 1, 2020
Libraries mostly get it right, but once in a while, they get (sun)burned.