Happy International Day of Happiness! Why Don’t We Want to Read it?

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Why don’t we like to read happy books? Why aren’t there more? Not just books with happy parts or endings, but books about people who are genuinely happy?

Five Ray Bradbury Stories That Tell Us Everything We Need to Know About Writing.

Column by JS Breukelaar
No writer stalked the inherent tensions in fiction with more guts and style than Ray Bradbury. Here are five lessons in conflict from the master of wonder.

Everybody Hates You: Using Empathy to Write Realistic Characters

Column by Max Booth III November 12, 2015
If you want any chance of writing believable characters and stories worth reading, then being able to empathize with all of your characters must be your top priority.