Why Isn't More Poetry Funny?

Column by Peter Derk
The greatest poetry question since that one that old dude wrote about which road to take.

20 Embarrassing Things Every Goddamn Writer Says

Column by Max Booth III
Ugh. Writers. Make sure you have a durable vomit bag nearby before reading.

The Worst Fiverr Services for Writers

Column by Peter Derk
A roundup of some really terrible, though affordable, services.

Tag Yourself: Writers’ Halloween Costumes

Column by Annie Neugebauer
It’s Halloween. You’re a writer. You're wearing one of eight costumes. Which one are you?

What's With Stephen King and Farts?

Column by Peter Derk
Is the King of Horror also King of Farts?

10 Awful Movies We Should Turn Into Amazing Novels

Column by Gabino Iglesias
There are many movies out there that are awful but contain elements of greatness. Here are ten I would love to see turned into books at the hands of some of my favorite authors.

Ten Problems Only Booksharks Have

Column by Gabino Iglesias
The term "bookworm" doesn't cut it anymore. Here are ten things only my fellow BOOKSHARKS will understand.

The Most Nonsensical Terms Used in Book Blurbs

Column by Peter Derk June 3, 2019
Are you seeing these everywhere too? Are you *gasp* blurbing books this way?

The 10 Worst Things About Shakespeare

Column by Peter Derk April 23, 2019
Between his time travel shenanigans and lack of appeal, it's hard to say why we all love this dude.

10 Authors Who Should Run for President

Column by Gabino Iglesias
I would vote for these folks, and they would probably do a decent job.

22 Unorthodox Methods For Tidying Your Book Collection

Column by Peter Derk
Let's get brutal, silly, and illogical about our book collections.

10 Books That Feel Like Exes

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Different books stay with you for different reasons. Not all those reasons are good.

10 Books to Gift Your Enemies

Column by Gabino Iglesias December 12, 2018
For some reason you have to buy a gift for someone you hate. Well, here's a list to help you with that.

How Did Comics Become a Social and Political Battleground?

Column by Peter Derk
Drama of the highest order! Anger! Outrage! Defensiveness! Spider-Men!

The Definitive Guide to Social Media Etiquette During the Dying Days of Facebook (for Writers)

Column by David James Keaton
It's all coming to an end, writers! Your grandma on Facebook... Zuckerberg in front of Congress... Looks like it's time to practice some crucial real-world social skills before the lights go off.

If Classic Novels Were More Like Blockbuster Movies

Column by Peter Derk
Ever find yourself in the middle of a so-called classic that feels like it lacks oomph? Boredom is the disease, and we've got the cure!

My Failed Pokemon Go Book Proposal

Column by Christoph Paul
Learn how to write a non-fiction book proposal from my (failed) example.

Why Crime Authors Need to Stop Pretending They're Badasses

Column by Gabino Iglesias April 11, 2018
Writing about crime makes you a criminal the same way talking about dieting helps you lose weight, and one of those things deserves more respect than the other.

8 Cliché Narratives I Want More Of

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Every article on writing advice tells us to avoid clichés. Now I'm here to tell you which clichés rock and why I want more of them.

10 Literary Holidays We Desperately Need

Column by Peter Derk
Because it's Make Your Own Holiday Day, we did. A bunch of 'em, in fact.

What Made 'Roseanne' Great

Column by Peter Derk February 28, 2018
'Roseanne' is returning to TV at the end of March. Can the new season live up to the old? Did we get our fill of the Conners, or do we need them now more than ever?

10 Things The Gym Taught Me About Writing

Column by Gabino Iglesias
The gym and writing have a lot in common, and the former can help prepare you for the latter.

What Do Superheroes Read?

Column by Gabino Iglesias January 22, 2018
They fly and run really fast and punch and save the world, but what do superheroes read? I interviewed a few of them and found out.

10 Novels that Deserve a Remake

Column by Gabino Iglesias January 8, 2018
I hate movie remakes, but they are ridiculously popular, so I'm throwing in the towel and asking for remakes of novels.

10 Resolutions to Help Make 2018 Your Best Reading Year Ever

Column by Gabino Iglesias January 2, 2018
A new year brings a new opportunity to take your reading to the next level. Here are some resolutions that could help you do just that.