What Famous Authors Would Be Like on Social Media if They Weren't Dead

Column by Max Booth III
How much writing would Charles Dickens have accomplished with FarmVille in his life?

Charles Bukowski reviews 'Purity' by Jonathan Franzen

Column by Cath Murphy
Chuck gets an assignment from the Angel Gabriel. Is it his fault a simple review of Franzen's new book ends up with him smacking Jane Austen in the chops?

Saved By The Supporting Characters

Column by Christine J. Schmidt January 7, 2015
Can a novel be great even if the protagonist isn't?

Writing Lessons from the Dead: Charles Bukowski

Column by Max Booth III June 26, 2014
Charles Bukowski checks into Max's hotel and drinks all his whiskey while offering writing advice.

12 Unpublished Novels We Wish We Could Read

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky September 17, 2013
Unfinished, unrealized, lost or destroyed: these are the unpublished novels we desperately wish we could read.
Tim Youd

Los Angeles Artist Tim Youd Rewrites "Post Office" On a Single Page

News by Nathan Scalia July 19, 2013
Los Angeles artist Tim Youd intends to rewrite the entirety of Charles Bukowski's "Post Office." On a typewriter. Using a single page. In a parking lot. Over ten days.

Five Authors Who Prove It's Never Too Late To Start Writing

Column by Kimberly Turner April 29, 2013
Turning 30, or 50, or 60 without penning a bestseller doesn't mean you're washed up. These authors will inspire you to stop obsessing over prodigious 20-year-old wunderkind and write your damned book.

These Are Your Heroes On Drugs, And They Kind of Suck

Column by Keith Rawson August 13, 2012
The path to excess is complete an utter bullshit, and more than a few literary heroes are proof of it.