Review by Cina Pelayo August 2, 2022
Tim Waggoner follows up his 2020 Bram Stoker Award winning "Writing in the Dark" with this thought-provoking workbook.
Column by Sara Tantlinger July 27, 2022
Reading outside of one's favorite genre is vastly beneficial to a writer. Each genre brings unique elements that can help you strengthen your craft.
Column by Richard Thomas
How to create an emotional bond and stimulate the brain of your readers with psychological horror.
Column by Joshua Isard
An exploration of one of the most misleading terms in the writing world, and why it should be retired.
Column by Richard Thomas
How do you write to your ideal reader? Here are some tips and suggestions.
Column by Andrew Fowlow
Many are familiar with the gripping stories, but not so much the term "quiet horror." Here is what quiet horror means to those talented writers who wield its power to invoke menacing terror.
Column by Jay Wilburn March 8, 2021
Actually, there are way more than ten terrible writing ideas. Can you really call yourself a writer if you haven't tried a few?
Interview by Ben Tanzer
Second careers, the question of genre, and getting right to it.
Column by Peter Derk April 29, 2020
There's a plus and minus when it comes to throwing the doors wide open.
Column by Christoph Paul
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Column by Jay Wilburn
Blending genres in your writing will affect your marketing. There are ways to do it poorly and ways to do it well.
Column by Christopher Shultz
If magical realism isn't straight-up fantasy, or any other speculative genre, then what, exactly, is it?
Column by Andrea J. Johnson
Curious what makes a piece of writing upmarket fiction? This article will define the term and help you decide whether you should tailor your work to meet this unique classification.
Column by S.A. Bradley July 16, 2019
There is still a stigma associated with the horror genre, despite a long list of exceptional horror stories paving the way.
Column by Max Booth III November 21, 2018
Where are all the Thanksgiving books?
Interview by Christoph Paul
We talk publishing with Justin Kassab, the Managing Editor of Oddities by Kaylie Jones Books.
Column by Annie Neugebauer February 22, 2018
How do we define horror? Is it speculative? What does style have to do with it? Does intensity matter? What's the difference between a sub-genre and a trend? All of your horror questions, answered.
Column by Max Booth III October 18, 2017
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Column by Gabino Iglesias September 18, 2017
Bizarro fiction continues to grow, and now's the time to start enjoying it.
Column by J. David Osborne August 24, 2017
A guy who loves genre fiction tries to understand his sudden obsession with avant-garde writing.
Column by Brian Allen Carr August 22, 2017
How current trends in realism and genre have failed to prepare us for our disheartening reality.
Column by Jeff Noon
Part 5 of Jeff's 10 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."
Column by Michael David Wilson
Six authors discuss reading outside of their comfort zone and the impact it's had on them.
Interview by Rob Hart July 7, 2017
JS Breukelaar—instructor of our recurring workshop 'Writing the Weird'—has a new book out! Paul Tremblay says 'Aletheia' is 'a melancholy and affecting mix of literary, noir, and horror by the lake.'
Column by Annie Neugebauer April 13, 2017
When a writer gets an idea, how do they know if it’s a poem, story, novel, tweet, graphic novel, blog, essay, etc.? Can it be more than one? How do you decide?