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

10 Really Obnoxious Things Writers Do

Column by Rob Hart September 8, 2015
The title says it all. Buckle up. Put on your helmet. Rob Hart is about to hurt some feelings.

5 Lessons For Your DIY Audiobook

Column by Peter Derk August 31, 2015
You can make your own audiobook. Just take this advice first.

6 Ways to Save a Mary Sue

Column by Robbie Blair August 28, 2015
If you've realized that you accidentally wrote a Mary Sue, this article will help you change that overpowered lead into a relatable character.

Teens in Tinseltown: Six Hollywood YA Novels

Column by Riki Cleveland
America’s fascination with all things Hollywood knows no bounds, and luckily there are many young adult novels depicting the high profile lives of the stars to keep readers satisfied.

5 Female Short Story Writers You Should Be Reading RIGHT NOW!

Column by Keith Rawson August 24, 2015
Here's five female short story writers you should be reading not tomorrow, not an hour from now, but right f*cking NOW!

7 Reasons Why A Mailing List Is More Important Than Social Media

Column by Michael David Wilson
A case for using an email list over social media to communicate with your audience.

25 Book Marketing Ideas for the Desperate and Shameless: Field Test

Column by Peter Derk August 20, 2015
When Max Booth III suggested 25 desperate marketing ideas, it was only a matter of time until someone tried them out.

5 Public Domain Works of Classic Horror You Can Read For Free

Column by George Cotronis August 20, 2015
Who doesn't like free books? Nobody. Let's go back to the 18th century.

6 Women Who Changed the Face of Publishing

Column by Cath Murphy August 19, 2015
Male writers might get more than their fair share of attention, but if being a woman is good enough for Joan Didion then it's good enough for me.

Six Ways to Survive the Query Trenches

Column by Riki Cleveland
If you find yourself obsessively refreshing your Inbox or pacing the room waiting for the big call, try immersing yourself in one of these six tips and make the most of the wait.

10 Tips On How To Write A Press Release

Column by Michael David Wilson
A guide to writing a press release. What to include and what not to include.

Welcome to the Suicide Squad

Column by BH Shepherd August 3, 2015
A brief guide to the characters featured in the upcoming 'Suicide Squad' movie based on the DC comics.

8 Great Podcasts for Writers

Column by Max Booth III July 31, 2015
Here are some podcasts that don't suck.

Six of the Best Alternate Universes in Comics

Column by BH Shepherd
The alternate universe is a classic trope in comic books. Let's take a look at some of the weirdest worlds our favorite superheroes have visited.

10 Books About Revolution

Column by Christopher Shultz July 24, 2015
With historical revolts, expatriations and coups abound in July, here are ten books that capture the revolutionary spirit.

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Reading Barry Gifford RIGHT NOW!

Column by Keith Rawson July 21, 2015
It's time to get your listicle on with 10 reasons why you should be reading Barry Gifford not tomorrow, not an hour from now, but right freaking NOW!

What Traditionally-Published And Indie Authors Can Learn (gasp) FROM EACH OTHER

Column by Melissa F. Olson July 16, 2015
Though the two sides are often thought of as adversarial, Melissa F. Olson argues that if both sides were to just calm down for a second, they'd see there are things they can learn—from each other!

5 Things the Grammar Nazis Get Wrong

Column by Susan DeFreitas July 10, 2015
The Grammar Nazi's mission in life is to point out all the ways that you, the writer, have managed to butcher the English language. Sometimes those people are right. But sometimes they're wrong.

Eleven Tips For A Successful Book Signing

Column by Rob Hart July 2, 2015
Rob threw two successful signings for his debut novel—one at an indie store, another at Barnes & Noble. Find out about the importance of post-its, booze, and guilt.

8 Ways Books Cure Loneliness

Column by Christine J. Schmidt June 30, 2015
There's no excuse for being lonely when books exist.

And Then What? 5 Maddeningly Unresolved Plots

Column by BH Shepherd June 26, 2015
We love a good ending, but what happens when a story doesn't have one?

16 Tips For Making Time to Write Once You've Abandoned Your Integrity

Column by Max Booth III June 26, 2015
Less talking, more click-clacking.

My Summer of Sarah Dessen

Column by Riki Cleveland June 26, 2015
With the recent release of 'Saint Anything', now is a great time to get re-acquainted with the Queen of Summer and learn a thing or two along the way.

5 Ways to Fall in Love with Your Character

Column by Raine Winters June 23, 2015
These tips and tricks may help you find love again!

10 Reasons To Draft 10 Times

Column by Peter Derk June 22, 2015
Ever tried drafting a piece 10 times? Maybe you should. Maybe you need to.