Column by Richard Thomas
Influence can come from any medium, not just the one you are working in.
Column by Gabino Iglesias February 22, 2022
I asked some of my favorite horror writers if they had any childhood fears that shape their work. Their answers blew me away.
Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
Bibliomancy is a traditional divinatory practice that can be found across all religions. Here's how you can use it to brainstorm, draft, and interact with your favorite stories.
Column by Fred Venturini
The role of real events in fictional stories is an unavoidable aspect of an author's signature voice—and even the authors themselves don't know where the line between the two is drawn.
Column by Alex Segura
Alex Segura explains how Webslinger Peter Parker begat hard-luck hero Pete Fernandez.
Column by Annie Neugebauer May 24, 2019
Whatever the reason, burnout happens. At some point, most of us have fallen out love with our work, our craft, our choice to be writers. That’s not a good place to be. How do we rekindle that passion?
Column by Max Booth III February 13, 2019
Instead of surrendering to writer's block, give these ideas a try.
Column by Annie Neugebauer
NaNoWriMo is rough, and we're only halfway there. Inside, find your survival boost.
Column by Keith Rawson February 20, 2018
Repeat after me: Drinking and drugging gets you NOWHERE!
Column by Karis Rogerson February 2, 2018
A look at James Joyce's history with Trieste, a city of inspiration.
Column by Kat Hausler
'Retrograde' author Kat Hausler ponders the question: Should you base your characters on people you know? Well, yes and no...
Column by Richard Thomas
A few ideas on how to tap into your inner darkness, as we approach Halloween.
Column by Jeff Noon
Part 1 of Jeff's 10 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."
Column by Brian Allen Carr
A discussion of how writers take, steal and borrow content, and why.
Column by Annie Neugebauer July 6, 2017
Unless you're lucky, you probably don’t get a whole summer off anymore. But who doesn’t want one? Writers can still capture those summer vibes – even when we’re working through the hot months.
I Can’t Let You Go Without Tapping That Ass...One...More...Time: Revisiting 'Death Proof' Ten Years LaterColumn by Max Booth III
Don't @ me, but this movie may have inspired me to become a writer.
Column by Gabino Iglesias June 23, 2017
Strange experiences, new situations, and faraway galaxies are all great, but sometimes looking inside yourself and revisiting your memories is the best thing you can do for your writing.
Column by Max Booth III February 17, 2017
Screw you, silence!
Column by Max Booth III February 1, 2017
When all else fails, you can always put a tie on your cat and send him to the office in your stead.
Column by Michael David Wilson July 22, 2016
Michael David Wilson examines ten non-fiction books that have changed his life for the better.
Column by Max Booth III April 27, 2016
Songs to inspire kickass car chases, shootouts, and sexy sex scenes, amongst other things.
Column by Richard Thomas April 21, 2016
Here are some of my favorite recent films, and ways they can inform and inspire your writing.
Column by Max Booth III March 10, 2016
Terrible jobs can train writers how to survive in a world that is constantly attempting to take a dump on their heads.
Column by Rob Hart
If you want to get the feel for a town, strip clubs are a good place to start. Rob Hart shares his strip club experiences and how they've influenced his new novel, CITY OF ROSE.