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

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.

7 Valuable Pinterest Tips for Writers

Column by Riki Cleveland
From before you sit down to your work in progress to marketing your finished novel, here is a list of ways for making the most out of Pinterest as a writer.

Every Danielle Steel Novel Summarized in 140 Characters or Less

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky April 1, 2016
Three interns died while researching this article. Their efforts were not in vain.

Dealing With Self-Doubt: Tips from 7 Popular Authors

Column by Michael David Wilson March 25, 2016
If you deal with self-doubt you're in good company. Here are tips from seven popular authors to help you deal with it.

Four Famous Writers Whose Prose Was Crap

Column by Cath Murphy March 22, 2016
Do you sometimes read over your work and wince? Don't worry, even the literary greats wrote prose that sucked balls.

5 Original Superhero Creations in Prose Form

Column by George Cotronis
Superheroes normally live in comic books. Here's a look at original superhero fiction in prose form.

16 Books About Madness

Column by Christopher Shultz March 21, 2016
Forget basketball and go crazy for real!!!

5 Movies That Influenced Quentin Tarantino’s 'Reservoir Dogs'

Column by Michael David Wilson
Exploring the movies that influenced Quentin Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs'.

7 Tips on How To Write a Better Open Letter

Column by Peter Derk
If you insist on writing an open letter, read this first.

Five Great Folk Horror Novels

Column by George Cotronis March 11, 2016
Stories of witchcraft, old gods and old religions, the blurred lines between the natural and the supernatural; this is folk horror.

A Rose By Any Other Name: 5 Episodes of Literary Mistaken Identity

Column by Leah Dearborn
Sometimes authors willingly direct readers away from their true identities. Occasionally, however, issues of authorship and identity are more complex or decidedly less purposeful.

Ten Tips on How to Pitch Your Book to Review Bloggers and Not Get Ignored

Column by Riki Cleveland March 8, 2016
Here are ten tips that will set you apart and get you noticed when it comes to approaching book bloggers for reviews.

HAPPY GRAMMAR DAY: 10 Facts About Grammar You Can Use to Annoy Your Loved Ones

Column by Taylor Houston March 4, 2016
OK, so they aren't facts, and they are not all grammar-related, but most of your loved ones will just want you to shut up anyway.

14 Things That Prove Tyra Banks' 'Modelland' Is The Craziest Book Ever

Column by Peter Derk March 3, 2016
Tyra Banks' 'Modelland' is, without a doubt, the craziest, insane-est, weirdest, wackiest, a-lot-of-things-est book ever written. And I'll prove it to you.

6 Ways To Spring Clean Your Writing

Column by Leah Dearborn March 2, 2016
We're on the threshold of spring, and it's time for some cleaning.

5 Unconventional Gifts for Writers (to Sharpen Craft and Productivity)

Column by Michael David Wilson February 29, 2016
Looking for something a little different to buy the writer in your life? Here are some presents that will leave your loved one more efficient which means more time to spend with you. Win-win.

10 Tips on How To Find or Form the Critique Group of Your Dreams

Column by Riki Cleveland February 29, 2016
It’s been said that no critique partners are better than bad critique partners, but how exactly do you find the group that will help you rise to the next level?

Kindling Love: 9 of the Strangest Erotic Stories on Kindle

Column by Peter Derk February 19, 2016
Pimp dinos, astronaut dinos, and other things non-dino: the weirdest Kindle erotica.

6 Coloring Books You Won’t Be Sharing With the Kids

Column by Riki Cleveland February 18, 2016
Whether you’re looking for a little mild relaxation with abstract, flowing designs, or are in the mood for something a little bolder, there’s an adult coloring book that you can call your very own.

5 Lessons the Short Fiction of Jorge Luis Borges Can Teach Writers

Column by Susan DeFreitas
The work of Argentine master Jorge Luis Borges--often described as "ingenious" and "magic"--offers some sturdy truths for younger writers whose work doesn't quite fit the modern mold.

6 Mainstream Comic Book Characters as Written by Non-Comic Book Authors

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at six different authors not known for writing Marvel and DC characters tackling them in novel form.