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

A Bestiary of Authors' Brains

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

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.

Celebrating Success: How 5 Authors Celebrated Their First Story Sale

Column by Michael David Wilson July 31, 2017
An exploration of how five authors celebrated that sweetest of sales.

11 Ways Marvel Comics Can Change To Attract Consumers

Column by Peter Derk July 31, 2017
Eleven ideas to help Marvel end their sales slump. Four of them are actually legitimate!

Reflecting Early: 7 Memoirs by Young Authors

Column by Leah Dearborn
There's a longtime debate about memoir. Can it only be produced after years of carefully accrued wisdom and self-reflection?

All in a Day: YA That Takes Place in 24 Hours

Column by Riki Cleveland
These six YA novels pack an enormous amount of action and drama, and a year’s worth of emotion into a mere day, and we dare you to put them down before binge reading in the same amount of time.

6 Reasons Aspiring Writers Should Act More Like Musicians

Column by Christoph Paul
Musicians can't be posers——they actually have to practice their instrument.

Find A Buddy: 6 Reasons You Should Co-Write Your Stuff

Column by J. David Osborne
After spending three years relatively isolated in Oregon, I rediscovered the value of collaboration and co-writing.

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.

It's Just Books: 5 Reasons It's Okay to Quit Writing

Column by J. David Osborne July 13, 2017
There are ten million articles on the internet about why you shouldn't quit writing. This is one about why it's okay if you do.

Magic for Beginners: 5 Tips for Fantasy Writers

Column by Susan DeFreitas July 10, 2017
Love fantasy? Creating your first magic system? Observe these precepts, young adepts, or find yourself in a world of trouble.

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.

10 Books Donald Trump Should Read

Column by Christoph Paul
I speak personally to President Trump and suggest 10 books that would make him a better human being.

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

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.

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
*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
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
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
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
What do Crime and Science Fiction stories have in common?

5 Spiritual Bookstores for Discovery and Enlightenment

Column by Stephanie Bonjack June 5, 2017
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
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
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
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
I love anthologies. Here are some I keep hoping will one day become a reality.