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

Storyville: 15 Unconventional Story Methods

Column by Richard Thomas July 22, 2013
Here are 15 unconventional methods of telling a story. Why not stretch yourself?

Iron Giants: A Big Robot Top 10

Column by Rajan Khanna July 19, 2013
With the release of Pacific Rim this month, we take a look at 10 of the best giant robots of cinema, television and literature.

TripLit: Drinkin’ At The Drive-in

Column by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
Bust out your Solo cups, it's time to hit up the drive-in. This summer there are lots of movies coming out that're based on books, so put your drinks on ice and play our book-based booze games.

10 Places We Read (and Why We Read There)

Column by Ben Umstead July 16, 2013
Some of the most common and fascinating spaces we find ourselves reading in.

7 Horrifying Ailments Named After Literary Characters

Column by Kimberly Turner July 15, 2013
From ten-month-long sleep sessions to extreme vanity and homicidal jealousy, these seven horrifying medical conditions show us just how tough some of literature's favorite characters had it.

Magna Monstra: 10 Giant Monsters of Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna July 12, 2013
Giant monsters are a staple of the Fantasy genre. Here we collect ten examples of the best, most horrifying monsters from literature and film.

4 Ways to Keep Up With Online Lit Mags on Your Smartphone and Tablet

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.

Five Literary Magazines That Restore My Faith in Publishing

Column by Taylor Houston July 8, 2013
Five literary magazines that keep me from utter despair.

7 Things Dungeons & Dragons Taught Me About Storytelling

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.

Authorial Artists: 5 Painters Who Also Wrote

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?

The 10 Books Every Zombie Fan Must Read

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.

The 7 Cardinal Virtues of Successful Writers

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.

Wasteland Gems: Fiction's Post-Apocalyptic Top 10

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.

Digital Longhand: 4 Handwriting Tips for Tablets

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.

Storyville: 3 Essential Books You Should Read in Every Major Genre

Column by Richard Thomas June 14, 2013
Here are three essential books you should read in every major genre.

Literature's Ten Most Disturbing Sociopaths

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...

Men (and Women) of Steel: Supermen and Superwomen in Fantasy

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.

Short Cuts: 7 Twitter Tips for Writers

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.

6 Ways You're Botching Your Dialogue

Column by Robbie Blair June 5, 2013
Want to improve your dialogue skills? This article looks at the mistakes writers commonly make.

10 More Hysterical, Offensive, Ridiculous, Controversial, Frightening, Sexy Book Covers

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.

Iron Men: 8 Amazing Armors in Fantasy Fiction

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.

From Screen to Screen: 5 Mobile Screenwriting Apps for Tablets and Smartphones

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.

Storyville: 8 Tips For Growing Your Brand

Column by Richard Thomas May 23, 2013
Here are some quick tips for growing your brand and enhancing your image.

The 10 Best Star Trek Villains Ever (Besides Khan)

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?

5 Dramatists as Novelists: The Joy of Reading Plays

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.