Breaking Worse? The 'Ozark' Pilot Treads Dark Territory

Column by Fred Venturini
In this breakdown of the "Ozark" pilot, Fred Venturini breaks down how the episode sets milestones for the series, sets an aggressive pace, and uses characterization to build tension.

Reading in the Dark: A Brief History of Books for the Blind

Column by Leah Dearborn
The challenge of creating readable books for the blind extends much further back in time than the invention of Braille, and continues into the 21st century.

On Research: The World is Full of Experts

Column by Ben H. Winters July 15, 2014
The author of 'The Last Policeman' trilogy extolls the virtues of going out into the real world for your research.

Writing Beyond the Good/Bad Character Dichotomy

Column by Jon Gingerich November 26, 2012
Crafting unique characters is a delicate process. Here’s a few tips to help writers bring life and color to the people in their stories.