Top 5s, Top 10s, even Top 8's. Everyone loves lists! And we have a ton of 'em!
Column by Christopher Shultz July 10, 2013
Having trouble staying on top of your digital reading pile? Here's a few tips and tricks to make your life much easier.
Column by Taylor Houston July 8, 2013
Five literary magazines that keep me from utter despair.
Column by Robbie Blair July 3, 2013
A nerdy confessional where I go back through some tabletop RPG experiences that taught me valuable storytelling truths.
Column by Christopher Shultz June 26, 2013
If you can apply paint to canvas, then surely you can put pen to paper, right? These five artists added literary writing to their oeuvre. Were they successful?
Column by Kimberly Turner June 21, 2013
If you have a taste for more braaaains after seeing 'World War Z,' the summer blockbuster based on Max Brooks's 2006 post-apocalyptic novel, satisfy your hunger with these 10 must-read zombie books.
Column by Robbie Blair June 19, 2013
This essay looks at seven cardinal virtues for writers, exploring the key strengths that help writers grow and succeed.
Column by Rajan Khanna June 18, 2013
Post-apocalyptic fiction is perhaps more popular today than it's even been. Here are ten of the best examples.
Column by Christopher Shultz June 17, 2013
Old school meets new school in a perfect blend of digital and analog writing methods. See how technology can help, not hinder, your longhand practices.
Column by Richard Thomas June 14, 2013
Here are three essential books you should read in every major genre.
Column by Kimberly Turner June 7, 2013
These characters will dazzle you with wit and charm, then destroy you without remorse. Meet literature's ten most disturbing sociopaths...
Column by Rajan Khanna
Superman is arguably the most powerful hero in the DC Universe. Celebrate the release of "Man of Steel" by looking at the supermen and superwomen of fantasy fiction.
Column by Cath Murphy
Writers have a problem with brevity, which is a shame because Twitter doesn't let you waffle. Here's how to make the stern mistress of 140 characters work for you.
Column by Robbie Blair June 5, 2013
Want to improve your dialogue skills? This article looks at the mistakes writers commonly make.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky May 30, 2013
They say don't judge a book by its cover, but these designs make it awfully hard not to. Maybe even more so than the previous batch.
Column by Rajan Khanna May 28, 2013
Iron Man doesn't have the lock on kick-ass armor. Here are some of the amazing armors of fantasy fiction.
Column by Christopher Shultz May 23, 2013
Have a movie kicking around in your head, but you're rarely home? Start writing that film while you're on the go with these handy applications.
Column by Richard Thomas May 23, 2013
Here are some quick tips for growing your brand and enhancing your image.
Column by BH Shepherd May 16, 2013
Sure, everyone knows about Khan and his wrath, but who are the other all time greats of Star Trek villainy?
Column by Christopher Shultz May 14, 2013
People go to the physical theatre all the time, but how often do you indulge the theatre in your mind? Here are some playwrights that blur the boundaries between drama and literature.
Column by Bree Ogden
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect one of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.
Column by Karina Wilson May 10, 2013
Your Mom is lovely. Buy her some flowers. Meanwhile, Lurid takes a look at the not-so-lovely Moms who smash the maternal mold.
Column by Richard Thomas May 1, 2013
Why should you even bother with stories, novels are where it's at, right? No--walk before you can run.
Column by Kimberly Turner April 29, 2013
Turning 30, or 50, or 60 without penning a bestseller doesn't mean you're washed up. These authors will inspire you to stop obsessing over prodigious 20-year-old wunderkind and write your damned book.
Life-Changers and Soul-Crushers: 3 Books I Feel Blessed to Have Read & 3 I Wish I Could Obliterate from My MemoryColumn by Taylor Houston April 26, 2013
Let the debates begin! Three books that made me want to be a better writer and better person, and three books that made me want to gouge my eyes out.
Column by Phil Jourdan April 25, 2013
Tired of bland, unhelpful advice about creating effective writing habits? Here's how one guy tripled his daily word count.