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

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.

40 for 40: Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels that Changed My Life

Column by Rajan Khanna February 28, 2014
On the occasion of his 40th birthday, columnist Rajan Khanna looks at 40 novels that had a significant effect on him as a reader and writer.

5 Reasons I'll Never Buy A Kindle: Lamentations of a Book-Loving Luddite

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard February 18, 2014
eReaders isolate us, impoverish our lives, and are like going on a date with Dan Brown. Allow me to explain...

Punkpunk: A Compendium of Literary Punk Genres

Column by Daniel Hope February 17, 2014
A list of the types of science fiction punk genres, starting at cyberpunk and working our way to absurdity.

The Best and Worst Love Stories of All Time

Column by Robbie Blair February 14, 2014
What well-crafted love stories manage to pull us in — without idolizing toxic relationship models? Here are some of the best and worst love stories of all time.

5 Queer Relationships in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna February 13, 2014
In honor of Valentine's Day we look at some queer relationships in science fiction and fantasy books.

11 Science Fiction Novels for the Lovelorn Rocket Jockey

Column by Daniel Hope February 7, 2014
A list of science fiction novels that also make good romance novels. Or maybe it's the other way around.

The 10 Weirdest And Most Wonderful Libraries In The World

Column by Kimberly Turner January 23, 2014
What do camels, donkeys, UFOs, boats, phone booths, and tanks have in common? They can all be libraries. Confused? Check out these weird and wonderful libraries...

Liars, Madmen, Demons and Children: 10 Unforgettable Unreliable Narrators

Column by Kimberly Turner January 20, 2014
Who can you trust? Not these 10 unreliable narrators, but that doesn't mean they're not worth getting to know.

12 New Comics To Try In 2014

Column by Kelly Thompson January 17, 2014
12 Comics to look out for in 2014!

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2013: An Eclectic List

Column by Rajan Khanna January 6, 2014
A look at some of the best science fiction & fantasy moments of 2013.

5 Storytelling Lessons You Can Learn From the Films of 2013

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky January 3, 2014
Screenwriters and directors are storytellers, too. What can you, as a writer, learn from them?

Write Every Day in 2014: 14 Steps for Forming A Writing Habit

Column by Robbie Blair January 2, 2014
A look at the science of habit formation, giving you 14 tips on effectively ingraining a writing habit in 2014.

4 Tips for Making Your Writing Resolutions Stick

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard December 30, 2013
Sick of articles on New Year's Resolutions that exhort you to do the impossible? The impractical? And that use words like 'exhort'? Here's a new twist on the New Year...

8 Awesome Word-Nerd Games

Column by Robbie Blair December 20, 2013
I share some of my favorite word-nerd games, including well-tried classics, lesser-known gems, and some truly strange favorites.