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 April 12, 2018
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.

The 15 Best Costumes for Writers

Column by Gabino Iglesias October 31, 2017
Are you a writer? In need of a last-minute costume? You're in luck!

13 Reasons Charles Addams is an Unsung Master of Horror

Column by Peter Derk
If you're a true horror fan, you need more Charles Addams in your life.

The 7 Greatest Fears of Horror Writers

Column by Emmanuel Nataf October 9, 2017
But what chilling thoughts keep horror writers awake at night? What thing scares Stephen King? What makes R.L. Stine lose his mind?

Tom Perrotta is My Favorite Existential Uncle

Column by Christoph Paul
A look through the bibliography of the excellent Tom Perrotta.

The Worst Required Reading

Column by Peter Derk September 19, 2017
It's back to school time, which means it's required reading time. Bring the pain.

Ten Reasons I Hate Remakes...And They're Not What You Think

Column by Gabino Iglesias September 6, 2017
The popularity of remakes bothers me, and it has absolutely nothing to do with my childhood being ruined.

8 Tips to Help You Kick Ass in Online Fights

Column by Gabino Iglesias August 23, 2017
From flat-earthers and 9-11 truthers to Nazi apologists and people who think not liking what they like makes you Satan, the web is full of folks ready to pick a fight. Here's how to win that fight.

A Bestiary of Authors' Brains

Column by Gabino Iglesias August 7, 2017
These are the creatures residing in the brains of authors. Enter at your own risk.

How to Start A Writer Feud

Column by Christoph Paul August 3, 2017
Start the feud on a Podcast and finish it on Facebook.

15 Famous Authors I Wouldn't Want to Have a Beer With

Column by Gabino Iglesias August 1, 2017
I love authors. I love beer. I love having beers with authors. However, those rules don't apply to all authors. Here are fifteen I wouldn't want to share a beer with.

The Writing Guide to End All Writing Guides

Column by Gabino Iglesias July 14, 2017
Here's everything you need to know to have a successful writing career.

10 Things Only Hardcore Bookworms Do

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 30, 2017
Readers come in all shapes and sizes, and hardcore bookworms are a wonderfully idiosyncratic group within that population.

Tommy Wiseau, Charles Hinton, and the Non-Existance of Ironic Joy

Column by Peter Derk
Imagine a James Bond flick written and directed by Tommy Wiseau. Welcome to the world of Charles Hinton.
Fake Punk News: An Interview with Hard Times Founder/Editor Matt Saincome

Fake Punk News: An Interview with Hard Times Founder/Editor Matt Saincome

Interview by Christoph Paul June 9, 2017
Christoph Paul interviews the founder and head editor of popular punk satire site The Hard Times.