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

8 Mini Grammar Studies in Modern Music

Column by Holly Slater
Music is a great way to remember specific details. When you take a closer look at the lyrics in certian songs, you can easily remember tricky grammar devices and spend less time looking things up.

Buy Your Villain a Birthday Present: 5 More Development Exercises

Column by Leah Dearborn August 11, 2016
Here are a few more prompts to get the mind juices going as you sit down and get to know your characters:

Can I Survive ONE Choose Your Own Adventure Book?

Column by Peter Derk August 10, 2016
Ready to die a thousand deaths?

The Strange Day Jobs of Five Fiction Writers

Column by Michael David Wilson July 29, 2016
Exploring the strange day jobs of five writers and how their jobs impact their writing.

6 Tips For Cleaning Up Your Dirty Words (Grammatically, Of Course)

Column by Holly Slater July 26, 2016
You don’t want your expletives to be too dirty. I mean, the fun kind of dirty, yes, but dirty, lousy with grammar and punctuation mistakes? No fuckin’ way.

10 Non-Fiction Books That Changed My Life

Column by Michael David Wilson July 22, 2016
Michael David Wilson examines ten non-fiction books that have changed his life for the better.

The Weird World Of Marvel What If's

Column by Peter Derk July 21, 2016
WWII in space, Wolverine as a vampire, Dazzler better than ever, and the weird, wild world of Marvel What If's?

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?