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

Eat Lightning, Write Thunder: Writing Lessons From Rocky Balboa

Column by Peter Derk June 13, 2014
Six pieces of writing advice based on the movies in the 'Rocky' series.

6 Horror Magazines You Should Be Reading

Column by Max Booth III June 13, 2014
Some horror magazines you just NEED to read. These are those magazines.

10 Books To Give To Your Crush

Column by Christine J. Schmidt June 12, 2014
Say it with a book!

5 Dreadful Memoirs You Never Have to Read

Column by Ed Sikov June 6, 2014
Here are five perfectly awful autobiographies that are each given a hatchet job by a smug and sarcastic writer.

8 Hot Summer YA Releases

Column by Riki Cleveland June 3, 2014
Whether you enjoy your young adult steeped in fantasy or prefer a fresh contemporary take, we've got the rundown on hot YA books to keep you busy through the dog days of summer.

10 Reasons You Should Be Writing Memoir Right Now

Column by Susan DeFreitas June 2, 2014
Memoir is hot right now. Should you give it a shot because you think it might sell? No. You should write memoir because it will make you a better writer. Also, a better person.

I Hate You...No, Wait, I Love You! 5 Literary 180s

Column by Christine J. Schmidt May 29, 2014
These books redeemed themselves by being fantastic all along...

4 Signs That You're Not Writing Enough...and 4 Things You Can Do About It

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard May 23, 2014
Once you had the good stuff, But now it feels like a bluff? Here's some tips to get tough, And start writing enough...or at least more.

Five Characters Who Could Really Use A Hug

Column by Christine J. Schmidt May 16, 2014
All these characters need is a little hug action!

Five Applications That Make a Writer's Life Easier

Column by Jessica Meddows May 16, 2014
Inundated with emails? Losing track of time spent online researching your latest story? Or maybe you have hundreds of ideas in your head? This column shows you some apps to make your life easier.

Five Amazing Superhero Cartoons Canceled Too Soon

Column by BH Shepherd May 9, 2014
Sometimes being good just isn't enough. A look at five shows that never got to fulfill their potential.

5 Great Memoirs, from Bette Davis to the Rolling Stones

Column by Ed Sikov May 2, 2014
Biographer and autobiographer Ed Sikov celebrates five of his favorite memoirs.

Openly Gay in YA: Four Characters You Need to Know Now

Column by Riki Cleveland April 30, 2014
The four openly gay characters in young adult literature that you need to know now.

Digital Piracy Is the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Us, Said No Writer, Ever. 6 Reasons It's a Bigger Threat Than You Think

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard April 29, 2014
Illegal downloads of an author's work are a necessary evil, free PR, and goshdarnit! downright flattering. Meanwhile, somewhere, a pirate is laughing...

Seven Songs, Seven Literary Devices — Celebrating the Poetics of Songwriting

Column by Taylor Houston April 25, 2014
Songs are poems, too. Or, the article in which I mention Katy Perry, Yeezy, Ezra Pound, Dante, and Flight of the Concords.

Guilty Pleasures: 6 Pulp Treasures You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed of Reading On Your Daily Commute

Column by Cath Murphy April 24, 2014
Tired of taping a Dickens cover over your copy of Dan Brown? Defy intellectual snobbery with these excellent pulp choices for the daily commute.

9 Poems That Will Change Your Mind About Poetry

Column by Robbie Blair April 22, 2014
An article exploring the wide range of poetic styles — and showing why saying you "don't like poetry" is just as silly as saying you don't like books.

10 Unconventional Comics You Must Read

Column by Kelly Thompson April 18, 2014
There are so many "must read" comics out there, but today let's shine a light on some of the more unconventional and sometimes underrated titles you should read along with "Watchmen."

How To Break Up With Your First Draft

Column by Christine J. Schmidt April 14, 2014
You're staying with your first draft for all the wrong reasons. It's time to break free and get to the story you were always meant to write!

The Ten Worst Pieces of Writing Advice You Will Ever Hear (and Probably Already Have)

Column by Susan DeFreitas April 11, 2014
When is good advice bad advice? When it doesn't account for the many ways that we learn and grow as writers.

10 Social Media Words That Need to DIE!

Column by Taylor Houston April 10, 2014
These ten social media terms are ready for the reaping.

9 Great Poop Reads: Taking Literary Structures From Classroom To Bathroom

Column by Peter Derk April 9, 2014
Learn everything you need to know about short form writing through Poop Reads, short reading sprints accomplished while...well, you get it.

5 Good Comics That Leveled Up To Greatness

Column by Kelly Thompson March 28, 2014
Five things that five good comic books did to level up and become exceptional.

Game On! Ten Awesome Word and Lit-Based Apps

Column by Christopher Shultz March 24, 2014
Ready to step away from work and pretend you're still working? These ten games will make you believe you're being productive, when in fact you're not.

Drunk Dubliners and Other Irish Writers Worth Reading

Column by Robbie Blair March 17, 2014
Happy St. Paddy's Day! I take you through Irish literary history and show off some of the best writers from the Emerald Isle.