Reading Haruki Murakami: A Primer

Column by Michael David Wilson
March 19, 2019
An introduction into the wonderful surrealist world of Haruki Murakami.

Storyville: Reading Broadly to Write Better

Column by Richard Thomas
March 18, 2019
In order to write deep, layered, original fiction you MUST read broadly.

When it Comes to Writing, Is There Such a Thing as Trying Too Hard?

Column by Annie Neugebauer
March 15, 2019
What do people mean when they say someone is "trying too hard"? How does it apply to writers?

22 Unorthodox Methods For Tidying Your Book Collection

Column by Peter Derk
March 14, 2019
Let's get brutal, silly, and illogical about our book collections.

Tackling the Dreaded Rewrite

Column by Repo Kempt
March 13, 2019
Here's five hard questions you need to ask yourself before tackling the dreaded rewrite.

Why I (& Many Editors) Reject A Book Based on the First Paragraph

Column by Christoph Paul
March 12, 2019
The first line matters more than you think.

Comics vs. Television: The Umbrella Academy

Column by BH Shepherd
March 11, 2019
A comparison of The Umbrella Academy TV show with its comic book origin.

Captain Marvel: Primer Plus Predictions

Column by Peter Derk
March 8, 2019
Headed to the theater to see "Captain Marvel"? Read this first!

Dirty Little Secrets, Part Three: Why the Agent Requested—and Then Rejected—the Full

Column by Susan DeFreitas
March 7, 2019
Good news: The agent requested the full! Bad news: The agent said, “Thanks but no thanks.”

The Five Habits of Highly Effective Horror Fiction Podcasts

Column by Luke Kondor
March 6, 2019
Want to start a fiction podcast? Here's what worked for the successful The Other Stories Podcast.

Crick in Your Neck? Tips and Stretches to Combat the Writing Life

Column by Annie Neugebauer
March 5, 2019
At the computer all day errday? You're probably feeling the effects in your neck, shoulders, wrists, butt, and eyes. Here are some simple tips to help ease (and prevent) the ache.

How I Fell for Dan Mallory's Lies, and Why I Took it Personally

Column by Leah Rhyne
March 4, 2019
The sinking feeling in my stomach as I read about Dan Mallory in the New Yorker can only be explained one way: I'd fallen for his lines, hook, line and sinker.

'The Punisher' Season Two: Worse Than the First

Column by BH Shepherd
March 4, 2019
An examination of the continuing decline of Netflix's "The Punisher."

8 Dr. Seuss Books You Positively Can't Live Without

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
March 1, 2019
On March 2nd, we celebrate the prolific Dr. Seuss’s 115th birthday! To honor his legacy, we've compiled eight of his very best works (best enjoyed with a side of green eggs and ham).

10 Black Caribbean Authors You Need to Read

Column by Gabino Iglesias
February 28, 2019
Every month is a great month to read black authors, but February is a good time to remind readers of this. Here are some authors that will help you explore the black experience in the Caribbean.

Baby Come Back...To Your Library

Column by Peter Derk
February 27, 2019
Let's stop playing "Separate Ways (World Apart)" and get back to "Lovin', Touchin,' Squeezin'."

Dirty Little Secrets, Part Two: Why Your Beta Readers Never Finished Your Novel

Column by Susan DeFreitas
February 26, 2019
You worked hard on that book, and your beta readers never even finished the damn thing. Why?

Taking Your Patreon Game To The Next Level

Column by Michael David Wilson
February 25, 2019
You've set up a Patreon page, but now what? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Read on for how to take your Patreon game to the next level.

The Weird, Bloody Path to Fangoria

Column by Max Booth III
February 22, 2019
How one author got his book published by Fangoria.

Book vs. Film: "If Beale Street Could Talk"

Column by Christopher Shultz
February 21, 2019
Barry Jenkins's follow up to "Moonlight" is a beautiful and faithful adaptation of James Baldwin's novel — with one key change.

Dirty Little Secrets, Part One: Why No One Cares About Your Protagonist

Column by Susan DeFreitas
February 20, 2019
Many an agent has rejected a novel with the phrase, “I’m just not in love with this protagonist.”

8 Books You Should Read Before Seeing The Movie This Awards Season

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
February 19, 2019
Eight films based on books that have been nominated for awards this season. Have you read and/or watched them? Is the book better? Weigh in with your thoughts!

10 Books That Feel Like Exes

Column by Gabino Iglesias
February 18, 2019
Different books stay with you for different reasons. Not all those reasons are good.

The 13 Best Women Writing Horror Today

Column by Meredith Borders
February 15, 2019
It's Women in Horror Month, so let's talk women in horror!

If Books Were Assorted Chocolates

Column by Peter Derk
February 14, 2019
You thought comparing apples and oranges was tough. How about chocolates and books?