Are Functional Relationships Ever Interesting In Fiction?

Column by Peter Derk
Bumper stickers are the right place for "I love my wife." Novels are the place to tell the truth.

Storyville: Using Your Family to Tell Dark Stories

Column by Richard Thomas
Some tips on using the people around you to provide depth, meaning, emotion, and authority in your stories.

12 Novels About Dysfunctional Families

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
From the Middlesteins to the Lannisters — here are 12 novels about complicated, colorful, dysfunctional families that will make you laugh, cry, cringe, and reflect.

Storyville: 10 Ways to Balance Life and Writing

Column by Richard Thomas July 5, 2012
In this Storyville column I talk about the many different ways that I try to balance my writing and personal life.