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

12 Grammar and Writing Tips from Archer

Column by Taylor Houston July 15, 2016
The animated show 'Archer' is a grammar-lovers wet dream.

8 Places To Write: Writing When and Where You Can

Column by Michael David Wilson
We explore some of the places to take advantage of gaps in time and write.

Shameless! 5 Guerilla Tactics for Promoting Your Debut Novel

Column by Susan DeFreitas July 8, 2016
If you're publishing your debut novel with a small press, you won't have the kind of publicity behind you offered by the big houses—which is all the more reason to think out of the box.

5 Tips on Researching Legal Jargon for Writers

Column by Repo Kempt July 7, 2016
Whether your protagonist is a hotshot attorney walking into a murder trial or a convicted criminal awaiting his appeal, it’s important that you maintain your authority by using the correct jargon.

5 Things You Never Knew About Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Never Thought To Ask

Column by Leah Dearborn
To celebrate Nathaniel Hawthorne's 212th birthday, here's a few tidbits that you may not have known about this stalwart man of letters.

10 Mistakes (Almost) Every Rookie Writer Makes — Part Two

Column by Susan DeFreitas June 24, 2016
Or, Stuff That Makes You Look Wet Behind the Ears, Part Two: The Craft Edition.

The Desert Island Bands of 13 of Your Favorite Writers

Column by Max Booth III June 17, 2016
We asked 13 writers how their desert island bands have affected their own writing. Answers from Chuck Palahniuk, Stephen Graham Jones, Josh Malerman, and many others!

10 Lessons Learned From My First Grown-Up Writing Job

Column by Peter Derk June 13, 2016
10 hard-won lessons learned during a one-week, grown-up writing job.

Beyond Dickens: 8 Picaresque Novels For The Modern Reader

Column by Leah Dearborn June 9, 2016
It turns out that Pippi Longstocking and Hunter S. Thompson might have something in common.

Three Books About... Junkies

Column by Cath Murphy June 6, 2016
There's a junky in all of us. Read 'Trainspotting' and see.

How Important Is Word Count? 7 Writers Discuss Their Output

Column by Michael David Wilson June 3, 2016
Exploring how much writers write and how important daily word counts are.

10 Sexy-Ass Physical Books

Column by Christopher Shultz June 3, 2016
BOOK PORN! BOOK PORN! BOOK PORN!

Dissembling The Loner: 5 Books About Outsiders and Introverts

Column by Leah Dearborn June 2, 2016
Not all loners want to be alone, and that conflict makes them interesting fodder for fiction; they represent the push and pull of the inside and the out.

Hot Summer Reading: 7 Climate Fiction Titles for a Warming World

Column by Susan DeFreitas May 27, 2016
Think cli-fi is all doom and gloom? Think again. The seven titles on this list are full of sexy summer sizzle and smart suspense—perfect for apocalyptic beach reading.

6 Game Development Lessons For Writers

Column by Peter Derk May 26, 2016
6 writing lessons from Derek Yu and the world of game development.

5 Writing Sheds That You'll Want To Build For Yourself

Column by Leah Dearborn
Have you ever wanted a writing space that was completely your own, built away from all the others parts of your life?

Fast Draft Hell: 7 Lessons I Learned (Almost) Writing a Novel in 14 Days

Column by Riki Cleveland May 24, 2016
20 pages a day for 14 days. Quick revisions. Bam. A finished book. In a month. Where do I sign up?

12 Superman Stories You And Zack Snyder Should Read

Column by Peter Derk May 20, 2016
Disappointed by the Superman you've seen on screen lately? Read these books, fall in love with the Man of Steel all over again.

Every Anne Rice Novel Summarized in 140 Characters or Less

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky May 19, 2016
The Anne Rice oeuvre gets the Twitter treatment for the uninitiated.

Six Habits of Prolific Writers (and How to Make Them Yours)

Column by Riki Cleveland May 18, 2016
If you’ve ever fought to get the work done or dreamed of being a high-volume writer, here are six habits to cultivate.

5 Reasons Why Children's Books Are Bullshit

Column by Max Booth III May 17, 2016
5 reasons why you should reconsider what you read your dumb children.

10 Beautiful Science Books

Column by Leah Dearborn May 13, 2016
It takes a special kind of genius to explain some of the most complex subjects known to man, in a manner that's both accurate and linguistically elegant.

How to Create an Award-Winning Magazine Without Ever Spending a Dime

Column by Max Booth III May 13, 2016
Call us when you have a real challenge.

30 Reasons Spider-Man Is the World's Greatest Hero

Column by Peter Derk May 10, 2016
Just in case 'Captain America: Civil War' didn't convince, here are thirty reasons Spider-Man is the best of the best.