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

5 Ways Your Brain Sabotages Your Writing... And What To Do About It

Column by Kimberly Turner July 19, 2012
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that your brain hates your guts. That's just science. Help get cognitive biases and mental tomfoolery under control with these handy tips.

Get Real: The Spectrum of High School Reality in YA Fiction

Column by Sarah Pitre July 10, 2012
Whether it's a magical academy or juvenile detention, young adult literature employs a variety of worlds to tackle real life problems.

The 10 Most Bizarre Pieces Of Literary Merch

Column by Kimberly Turner July 6, 2012
It's not a stretch to assume that if you like the book or author, you'll buy the T-shirt, coffee mug, or bookmark. But what about the panties, shower curtain, and Ouija board?

Storyville: 10 Ways to Balance Life and Writing

Column by Richard Thomas July 5, 2012
In this Storyville column I talk about the many different ways that I try to balance my writing and personal life.

Passing Strange: 15 Of The Most Bizarre Author Deaths On Record

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky June 27, 2012
A list of authors whose passing couldn't have been stranger if they'd written it themselves.

LURID: Bad Trips - Ten Novels With Serious Drug Psychosis

Column by Karina Wilson June 22, 2012
Despite the novelty of bath salts headlines, substance-induced psychosis is nothing new. Here's the Lurid Top Ten pick of the most nerve-jangling drug addiction stories from the last 200 years

Five Fabulous Female Fantasy Forces

Column by Rajan Khanna June 12, 2012
A look at five amazing female fantasy writers.

The Top 10 Worst Romance Covers

Column by Meredith Borders June 8, 2012
They're all pretty bad. But these are the worst.

Library Love: Don’t Leave It All Behind: Track Information That Matters

Column by Stephanie Bonjack June 7, 2012
Not everything is ephemeral. Track books, articles, videos and more with software designed to do just that.

It's More Than Just Meth Labs and Single Wides: A Rural Noir Primer

Column by Keith Rawson June 6, 2012
Keith Rawson introduces the uninitiated to the dark, emotionally complex world of "country" noir.

Top 10 YA Books That Should Be Adapted for Film

Column by Sarah Pitre May 31, 2012
These literary candidates are primed and ready to follow in the cinematic footsteps of the Hunger Games... and maybe even outshine it completely.

Six Tough Truths About Self-Publishing (That The Advocates Never Seem To Talk About)

Column by Rob Hart May 31, 2012
Self-publishing advocates like to sing about the advantages of putting out your own work, without going to a publisher. And there are advantages. But it's not as easy as they make it sound.

Gear Up! It's The Top Ten Technologies in Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn May 25, 2012
From superintelligent spaceships to existential spray cans, Sci-Fi is all about the gear. Jon Korn geeks out over his favorites.

Ten Authors Who Write Great Dialogue

Column by Meredith Borders May 25, 2012
A list of some of the best conversation-creating writers out there.

LURID: It's Alive! The Top 10 Mad Scientists of Literature!

Column by Karina Wilson May 18, 2012
From Prometheus (Aeschylus) to Prometheus (Scott): Top ten pick of the most enduringly mad scientists in horror fiction, both before and after the reality of Dr. Josef Mengele.

Me, Myself, and I: First Person Narratives in Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna May 16, 2012
A look at some examples of first person narratives in fantasy fiction and what makes them work.

The Top 10 Best Books... With The Worst Amazon Customer Reviews

Column by Meredith Borders May 11, 2012
Even the most critically acclaimed novels of all time aren't safe from a scathing Amazon customer review!

YA Gateway Books: A Primer

Column by Sarah Pitre May 11, 2012
They say you can't get addicted after just one time. But with this list of books, you'll be hooked on young adult literature immediately.

Ten Gay Men’s Novels You Should Already Have Read If You Consider Yourself Even Semi-Literate

Column by Ed Sikov May 10, 2012
One pissed-off gay man's challenge to his straight peers: read some of our stuff for a change. Or are you scared you might get turned on?

You’ll Never Write In This Town (Or Any Other Town) Again! 5 Ways To Survive and Overcome Creative Burnout.

Column by Keith Rawson May 10, 2012
Keith Rawson details his long stint of creative burnout and how he managed to work past it.

Bangs, Whimpers, and Apes: The Top 10 World-Ending Events In Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn April 27, 2012
Armageddon time! Just in time for 2012, Jon Korn chooses his favorite apocalypses from science fiction.

Fallen Idols: Disappointing Truths About Five Famous Authors

Column by Cath Murphy April 25, 2012
Like most readers, I want authors to 'fit' the fiction they create, and when they fail to live up to my myths about them, I get fractious.

The Top 10 Royal Historical Novels

Column by Meredith Borders April 24, 2012
It's a very specific genre, and one that Meredith just happens to love. She's read most of them, so what are her favorites?

Honey, I Shrunk the MFA Application Pile: Crafting Your Statement of Purpose

Column by Stephen Graham Jones April 17, 2012
Forget GPA, GRE, and letters of recommendation. Your Statement of Purpose is where you either get into your chosen MFA program or not.

10 Hysterical, Sexy, Awesome, Ridiculous, Scary Book Trailers

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky April 13, 2012
Book trailers are the new movie trailers. Almost. Here are some of the best of the best and the best of the worst.