Top 5s, Top 10s, even Top 8's. Everyone loves lists! And we have a ton of 'em!

Cannibalizing Yourself: 9 Reasons You Should Mine Your Life for Ideas

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 23, 2017 (4) comments
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.

Wide Open: 10 Classic (and perhaps not so classic) Road Trip Books

Column by Steph Post
Want to go on a road trip in your mind? These are the books for you.

The Top 10 Transgressive Novels of All Time

Column by Christoph Paul June 16, 2017 (1) comments
*According to one guy, so you're probably going to disagree.

5 Bad-Ass Women Writing the West

Column by Susan DeFreitas June 15, 2017 (4) comments
Forget Louis L'Amour, and even Ivan Doig--the best, most bad-ass fiction of the American West is being written by women.

Halfway There: The Best Books of 2017...So Far

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 14, 2017 (1) comments
2017 is half over. Here are the literary highlights we've gotten so far.

10 Things You Should Know About Having A Persona

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 12, 2017 (3) comments
There's a lot of writing about writing out there, but not much dealing with having a writing persona. Here are ten things you should know.

5 Sci-Fi Stories for Crime Writers

Column by Nik Korpon June 5, 2017 (3) comments
What do Crime and Science Fiction stories have in common?

5 Spiritual Bookstores for Discovery and Enlightenment

Column by Stephanie Bonjack June 5, 2017 (3) comments
A visit to a new genre's headquarters is always worthwhile. Open your mind at your nearest spiritual bookshop.

10 Things I Did Right As a Debut Novelist

Column by Susan DeFreitas June 1, 2017 (1) comments
There were a whole lot of things I did wrong as a debut novelist. But there were also some things I really did right--and they made a difference in the long run.

These 4 Popular Reading Spots Are Actually Awful

Column by Christine J. Schmidt May 30, 2017 (5) comments
Your favorite place to read is probably terrible.

10 Things About Writing I (Re)Learned From Graphic Novels

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 26, 2017 (1) comments
Graphic novels are a unique kind of literary creature, but binge reading them helped me remember a few things that all writers should keep in mind.

50 Anthologies I Wish I Could Submit To

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 19, 2017 (4) comments
I love anthologies. Here are some I keep hoping will one day become a reality.

Seeing the Page Like A Quarterback Sees the Field

Column by Christoph Paul May 19, 2017 (2) comments
Using football metaphors, I compare how being a successful QB is similar to being a good writer.

5 Writing Lessons You Can Learn From Pop Punk

Column by Peter Derk May 15, 2017 (1) comments
This ain't a scene. It's a goddamn writing clinic.

Alright Kids, We’re Gonna Talk About Race: 5 Books that Get it Right

Column by Keith Rawson
Yep, it's time to have a chat about those pesky race issues and the books that deal with them.

The Top 10 Craft Books on Storytelling

Column by Christoph Paul May 11, 2017 (3) comments
The top ten craft books of a craft book fanatic.

Never Write for Exposure...or Should You?

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Everyone has already told you never to write for free, but there are times where that rule can, and should, be broken.

Ranking the Gothic Lesbian Victoriana: Quick Reviews of All 6 Sarah Waters Novels

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Sarah Waters is known for her historical, LGBQT+, gothic romance and horror novels, but which is more of which, and where should you start? A quick review of all 6 will help you narrow it down.

10 Things Selling Books at Festivals and Cons Has Taught Me About Writing

Column by Christoph Paul May 5, 2017 (3) comments
I give ten examples of how tabling at book festivals has helped my writing improve.

9 Signs You May Have Over-Edited Your Work

Column by Peter Derk
Some signs it may be time to walk away, plus 9 fixes for you over-editors out there.

5 Ways A Short Writing Retreat Can Provide Big Results

Column by Christine J. Schmidt
Taking a little break will pay off big time.

10 Horror Movies I Wish Were Novels

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 1, 2017 (6) comments
Most of your favorite horror movies are novel adaptations. Here are the movies I wish I could read.

Six Stephen King Villains Who Were Ridiculously Easy to Defeat

Column by Fred Venturini May 1, 2017 (3) comments
Stephen King has haunted our dreams with dozens of memorable villains, but these six were ridiculously and sometimes hilariously easy to defeat.

5 Bands/Musicians Who Might Actually Write Crime Fiction

Column by Max Booth III April 27, 2017 (3) comments
Of course Nickelback made the list.

The Five Be's to Being a Better Beta Buddy

Column by Leah Rhyne
Want to give a friend a beta read? Want to actually be GOOD at it? Read on for some tips!