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

Getting Shit Done: Eight Tips and Tricks for Better Time Management and Productivity

Column by Cameron Pierce November 25, 2013
Is life getting in the way of your writing? Here are eight tips and tricks to manage your time more wisely and boost your productivity.

The Internet Hates You: Five Writing Habits to Crush

Column by Phil Jourdan November 22, 2013
Five bad habits to break if you want your writing sessions to be more productive.

9 Great Albums To Accompany Your Writing Process

Column by Christopher Shultz November 15, 2013
Music can be a wonderful assistant while you create, if you select your tunes wisely. I have a few suggestions to help you choose.

Don’t You Dare Stop! – 5 Bullshit Reasons for Giving Up on NaNoWriMo

Column by Cath Murphy November 14, 2013
NaNoWriMo's half way mark looms and you're suffering from a bad case of verbal fatigue. But enough with the bullshit excuses! This is why you must keep going and Finish That Thing.

17 of the Most Literary Science Fiction Novels

Column by Daniel Hope November 13, 2013
Books you'll find at the intersection of the literary and science fiction genres.

Think Before You Speak: 10 Words and Phrases with Potentially Offensive Origins

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky November 11, 2013
A list of everyday words and phrases you might want to avoid, just in case.

The Pen and the Sword: Ten Books That Instigate Conflict and Promote Peace

Column by Leah Dearborn November 8, 2013
Books are not always innocent creations. Time and again, the written word has helped to both inflame and resolve human conflicts.

5 Reasons A Good Writing Group Can Save You

Column by Kelly Thompson November 7, 2013
What can a good writing group do for you? Almost everything.

10 Works That Blur the Line Between Mythology and Science Fiction

Column by Rajan Khanna November 7, 2013
In honor of the release of 'Thor: The Dark World,' we take a look at science fiction stories that draw on mythology for inspiration.

Storyville: 10 Hot, Emerging, and Underappreciated Genres

Column by Richard Thomas November 5, 2013
Looking for something new to write? Here are ten hot, emerging, and underappreciated genres.

Top Ten Best-Worst Lawyers in Fiction

Column by Jessica Meddows October 29, 2013
One of history's oldest professions is also the most despised, yet so popular in historical literature and modern fiction. See if you agree with these ten lawyers rated the best-worst in fiction.

LitRock: 9 Odd Stories Behind Book-Inspired Music

Column by Kimberly Turner October 24, 2013
From Bowie and Devo to Anthrax and Mastodon, musicians have always been inspired by their favorite books. Here are some stories behind the songs, plus a literary playlist for your listening pleasure.

Better Off Dead: 10 Posthumous Novels That Should Have Never Been Published

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky October 23, 2013
You want to devour every scrap of paper your favorite author has ever written, but is it worth tarnishing their legacy?

Twisted And Wrong: 6 Children's Books Intended for Adults

Column by Stephanie Bonjack October 14, 2013
Not all children's books are created equal. Here are a few gems written just for you, grownup.

5 Scary Comics To Suit Every Predilection

Column by Kelly Thompson October 11, 2013
5 horror comics ranging from subtle to grotesque to suit every Halloween comic need!

Ten Exceptionally Well-Written Horror Films

Column by Christopher Shultz October 11, 2013
Looking for some Halloween movies that pack a solid writerly punch? These films deliver the scares as well as satisfy the snob in us, offering fantastic nuances in character, dialogue and plot.

The Do's And Dont's Of Writing Erotic Fiction

Column by Elissa Wald October 9, 2013
A list of ten tips for writing Erotic Fiction, by the author of 'The Secret Lives of Married Women.'

Storyville: 10 of the Scariest Books I've Ever Read

Column by Richard Thomas October 4, 2013
Here are ten of the scariest, darkest, and most disturbing books I've read.

Four Things 'Breaking Bad' Taught Me about Writing

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard October 4, 2013
What the hit TV show can teach us about character, plot and why Walter White was all about love...bitch!

Don’t Write That, Write This! How To Be An Awesome Blogger

Column by Cath Murphy October 3, 2013
Don't let your blog become a slog. Use this guide to freshen up your writing platform.

8 Ways to Support the Writers in Your Life

Column by Robbie Blair October 2, 2013
It's great that you want to support the writers you know, but sometimes it's hard to know how to do so. This article gives some simple advice on offering useful support.

10 Portland Powerhouses Bringing the (Good) Hurt to Publishing

Column by Cameron Pierce September 27, 2013
Thanks to some TV show, Portland is best known for putting a bird on it, but in the Rose City, independent publishers have been putting the hurt to the book world for years.

Bad Breakers: 10 Characters That Turned to the Dark Side

Column by Rajan Khanna September 27, 2013
In honor of the ending of 'Breaking Bad,' a list of characters from science fiction and fantasy who started out as good guys but ended up as villains.

Anatomy Of A Best Seller: Four Reasons "Gone Girl" is Such A Literary Juggernaut

Column by Christopher Shultz September 23, 2013
Gillian Flynn's third novel is still going strong on the New York Times Best Seller list, and there's a big Hollywood movie on the way. Just what is it about "Gone Girl" that people find so appealing?

Five More Legal Issues All Writers Need To Be Aware Of: Rights, Royalties, Negotiating and more

Column by Jessica Meddows September 20, 2013
This month, we’re going to focus on legal issues you should be aware of from the publishing side – rights, royalties, editing, nasty clauses and negotiation for authors.