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

How to Approach the Second Draft of Your Novel-in-Making

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
As C.J. Cherryh wrote, “It is perfectly okay to write garbage — as long as you edit brilliantly.” Here are five tips on how to approach the second draft of your novel-in-making.

Beat the Heat of the Dog Days of Summer with These Five Dog Novels

Column by Steph Post August 14, 2019
Five 'dog-centric' novels to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer.

8 Signs You Are Afraid of Writing

Column by Autumn Christian August 13, 2019
Recognize the signs of fear and the mistakes that may be holding you back.

Game of Thrones Was Born 23 Years Ago — Why The Books Will Forever Be Better Than the Show

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Game of Thrones was born 23 years ago. Here are four reasons the books will forever be better than the show.

The Most Anticipated Books of 2019: The Second Half

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Here's what readers can look forward to between now and the end of 2019.

13 Reasons Why Your Novel Sucks At Diversity

Column by Andrea J. Johnson July 22, 2019
A list of thirteen egregious offenses committed while creating diverse stories, coupled with solutions writers can adopt to approach race or any other minority status with sensitivity and respect.

10 Leo Authors And Their Most Leo Works

Column by Christopher Shultz
We're nearing the time of the lion, and these writers, along with their creations, have claws.

Revisiting Old Works-in-Progress: 5 Ways to Make the Most Out of It

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Just because a story is old doesn’t automatically mean that it’s terrible. Here are five tips on how to make the most of an ancient manuscript that you might have once forgotten in a drawer somewhere.

The Top Three Things Your Character Needs

Column by Cina Pelayo
Want to write memorable characters? You're going to want to give them these.

29 Binge-able Comics For Your Weekend

Column by Peter Derk
Presented for your pants-less weekend enjoyment

9 Times the Book was Better than the Movie

Column by Annie Neugebauer July 9, 2019
Last column I highlighted 9 times the movie was better than the book. Now it's time to balance things out.

5 Business Savvy Books Every Author Should Read

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
We’ve identified five books that walk the line between craft and commercialism to offer writers the truth behind how their art becomes an entity when the marketing process begins.

10 Tips to Slaughter Insecurity

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Writers are an insecure bunch. Here's some advice on how to solve that.

The 3 Worst Duties I Performed As A Librarian

Column by Peter Derk June 25, 2019
At the end of a 15-year librarian stint, which 3 moments stick out the most?

5 Horrifying Books Outside The Horror Genre

Column by Autumn Christian June 24, 2019
Horror is not just a genre, it is a feeling. And it is inescapable, no matter what kind of books you read.

Every Single Redwall Book—Ranked

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To commemorate Brian Jacques’ 80th birthday this June, here is a ranking of all 22 Redwall books.

6 Books To Celebrate Pride Month

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Pride month is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and reflect on the history of the LGBTQ+ community. Here are a few titles to broaden your horizons.

13 Books That Wouldn't Be Published Today

Column by Peter Derk June 17, 2019
Is 2019 too sensitive for these titles?

9 Times the Movie was Better than the Book

Column by Annie Neugebauer June 10, 2019
The book was better than the movie. The book is always better than the movie. Except when it’s not.

How I Did an Unintentional Book Tour Without a Budget

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 5, 2019
I never thought I'd do a book tour. And then all of a sudden I was on one, even though I was broke. Here's how it happened.

8 Superb Books to Celebrate GLBT Month

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
While we believe LGBTQ+ stories should be incorporated into people’s reading lists year-round, here are eight diverse and truly superb books to help your celebrate GLBT Book Month this June.

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 Importance of Work in Translation

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Unless you know at least two dozen languages, work in translation is crucial to understand the world and to consider yourself well read.

Summer Reading for Writers

Column by Joshua Isard
Who says writers shouldn't enjoy a summer read?

5 Reasons Amazon is a Necessary Evil

Column by Gabino Iglesias
I hate Amazon as much as you, but I also love it. Yeah, it's complicated. Here's why.