Top 5s, Top 10s, even Top 8's. Everyone loves lists! And we have a ton of 'em!
Column by Robbie Blair November 26, 2014
A largely humorous list of things to be grateful for as a writer.
Column by Ed Sikov
Thanksgiving? I call bullshit. It's a celebration of gluttony masquerading as gratitude. So here's an antidote: five books about ingratitude to take your mind off that awful sweet potato casserole.
Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard November 14, 2014
Which (female) writer ran a brothel? Which playwright tried to stage a military coup and took losing VERY badly? And, decades before Facebook, why did everybody unfriend Truman Capote?
Column by Daniel Hope November 11, 2014
A look at the origins and history of space opera, which is a subgenre of science fiction.
Column by Christine J. Schmidt November 7, 2014
Readers are wonderful people, but there's a few things you should know before you date one.
Column by Robbie Blair November 4, 2014
I teach you how to cope with the long-haul goals of NaNoWriMo. From psychological tricks to help motivate yourself to what you can eat, drink, and wear—I cover it all.
Column by Christopher Shultz October 31, 2014
One year later...IT RETURNS!!!!
Column by John Jarzemsky October 30, 2014
A grab-bag of spine-tingling tales to make you go "WTF!"
Column by Leah Dearborn October 29, 2014
Tired of vapid vampires? Bored of less than zoetic zombies? There are plenty of mythic creatures that are just crying out for someone to pick up a pen and write about.
Column by Leah Rhyne October 28, 2014
I thought I was going to be Luna Lovegood for Halloween...my daughter decided otherwise...so now I'm judging ALL literary Halloween costumes. Look out, costumes! I'm coming!
Column by Robbie Blair October 28, 2014
I go into several methods for outlining longer pieces, including free-write summary, skeletal summaries, "snowflake" summaries, visual outlines, and more.
Column by BH Shepherd
A recipe for a good ensemble stock to use in your next literary concoction.
Column by Susan DeFreitas October 24, 2014
No matter how accomplished you are as a writer, chances are, there's at least one grammar issue that scares the living bejeezus out of you. Now is the time to slay it once and for all.
Column by Kelly Thompson
Five creepy comics—ranging from dark fairy tales to true crime—to suit all your Halloween needs.
Column by Ryan Peverly
Browse a bookshelf and chances are you'll find several titles that aren't exactly as they appear — books in costume, masquerading in one genre when they're really something else entirely.
Column by Ed Sikov October 17, 2014
You think that getting published would be a joyous occasion. Think again. It's a horror show.
Column by Peter Derk October 14, 2014
An article in which a son decides whether he should send books to his estranged, imprisoned father.
Column by Rob Hart October 13, 2014
'The Strain' just wrapped its first season. And it was not great. Let's discuss!
Column by Riki Cleveland
Rock star romances run the gamut, from sweet, tender love stories to no holds barred, sexy backstage antics. There's something for everyone!
Column by Christine J. Schmidt September 26, 2014
If you have been feeling too good lately, these books will bring you back down to earth.
Column by Max Booth III September 19, 2014
One day, Max will have to explain to his grandchildren why he spent an entire Sunday writing this article.
Column by Riki Cleveland
With back-to-school on everyone’s mind, what better way to further your education than with a young adult novel set in a historical time period?
Column by Ed Sikov September 2, 2014
A list of suggested excuses for writers who just can't manage to get any writing done.
Column by Peter Derk August 26, 2014
An average person takes a shot at building a collection of bookshelves from Pinterest.