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

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.

11 Chumptastic Reasons That Book Clubs Are For Chumps

Column by Peter Derk April 28, 2016
Book clubs are for chumps. I'll prove it in 10 reasons or less.

Crowdfunding for Writers: 10 Tips for Running a Successful Patreon Campaign

Column by Susan DeFreitas April 26, 2016
Wondering which platform is the best fit for your writing? The new kid on the crowdfunding block may be your new best friend.

10 Reasons Why Books Are Always Better Than Boys

Column by Riki Cleveland
Books or boys? How is a girl to chose? Here are ten reasons why books will never let you down.

5 Works of Art Ripe for the Storyteller's Plucking

Column by Christopher Shultz
Some visual writing prompts speak, and some of them scream.

Storyville: Six Dark Contemporary Films That Can Inspire Your Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas April 21, 2016
Here are some of my favorite recent films, and ways they can inform and inspire your writing.

The 10 Most Compelling Hitlers in Fiction

Column by Peter Derk April 20, 2016
Some of the weirdest, wackiest, dare I say most compelling fictional portrayals of Adolf Hitler.

Six Ways Pets Improve Your Writing

Column by Raine Winters April 19, 2016
WARNING: Extreme cuteness contained within.

22 of the Best Single Sentences on Writing

Column by Christopher Shultz April 8, 2016
If good writing is succinct and concise, then shouldn't the same be true of writing advice?

6 Killer Death Scenes to Tattoo On Your Writer's Brain

Column by JS Breukelaar April 8, 2016
Great death scenes take you along for the ride but leave you short, alone, not quite dead yourself, but not quite as alive as you thought you were. Or maybe more so.