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

Find A Buddy: 6 Reasons You Should Co-Write Your Stuff

Column by J. David Osborne
After spending three years relatively isolated in Oregon, I rediscovered the value of collaboration and co-writing.

The Writing Guide to End All Writing Guides

Column by Gabino Iglesias July 14, 2017
Here's everything you need to know to have a successful writing career.

It's Just Books: 5 Reasons It's Okay to Quit Writing

Column by J. David Osborne July 13, 2017
There are ten million articles on the internet about why you shouldn't quit writing. This is one about why it's okay if you do.

Magic for Beginners: 5 Tips for Fantasy Writers

Column by Susan DeFreitas July 10, 2017
Love fantasy? Creating your first magic system? Observe these precepts, young adepts, or find yourself in a world of trouble.

10 Things Only Hardcore Bookworms Do

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 30, 2017
Readers come in all shapes and sizes, and hardcore bookworms are a wonderfully idiosyncratic group within that population.

10 Books Donald Trump Should Read

Column by Christoph Paul
I speak personally to President Trump and suggest 10 books that would make him a better human being.

Cannibalizing Yourself: 9 Reasons You Should Mine Your Life for Ideas

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 23, 2017
Strange experiences, new situations, and faraway galaxies are all great, but sometimes looking inside yourself and revisiting your memories is the best thing you can do for your writing.

Wide Open: 10 Classic (and perhaps not so classic) Road Trip Books

Column by Steph Post
Want to go on a road trip in your mind? These are the books for you.

The Top 10 Transgressive Novels of All Time

Column by Christoph Paul June 16, 2017
*According to one guy, so you're probably going to disagree.

5 Bad-Ass Women Writing the West

Column by Susan DeFreitas June 15, 2017
Forget Louis L'Amour, and even Ivan Doig--the best, most bad-ass fiction of the American West is being written by women.

Halfway There: The Best Books of 2017...So Far

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 14, 2017
2017 is half over. Here are the literary highlights we've gotten so far.

10 Things You Should Know About Having A Persona

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 12, 2017
There's a lot of writing about writing out there, but not much dealing with having a writing persona. Here are ten things you should know.

5 Sci-Fi Stories for Crime Writers

Column by Nik Korpon June 5, 2017
What do Crime and Science Fiction stories have in common?

5 Spiritual Bookstores for Discovery and Enlightenment

Column by Stephanie Bonjack June 5, 2017
A visit to a new genre's headquarters is always worthwhile. Open your mind at your nearest spiritual bookshop.

10 Things I Did Right As a Debut Novelist

Column by Susan DeFreitas June 1, 2017
There were a whole lot of things I did wrong as a debut novelist. But there were also some things I really did right--and they made a difference in the long run.

These 4 Popular Reading Spots Are Actually Awful

Column by Christine J. Schmidt May 30, 2017
Your favorite place to read is probably terrible.

10 Things About Writing I (Re)Learned From Graphic Novels

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 26, 2017
Graphic novels are a unique kind of literary creature, but binge reading them helped me remember a few things that all writers should keep in mind.

50 Anthologies I Wish I Could Submit To

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 19, 2017
I love anthologies. Here are some I keep hoping will one day become a reality.

Seeing the Page Like A Quarterback Sees the Field

Column by Christoph Paul May 19, 2017
Using football metaphors, I compare how being a successful QB is similar to being a good writer.

5 Writing Lessons You Can Learn From Pop Punk

Column by Peter Derk May 15, 2017
This ain't a scene. It's a goddamn writing clinic.

Alright Kids, We’re Gonna Talk About Race: 5 Books that Get it Right

Column by Keith Rawson
Yep, it's time to have a chat about those pesky race issues and the books that deal with them.

The Top 10 Craft Books on Storytelling

Column by Christoph Paul May 11, 2017
The top ten craft books of a craft book fanatic.

Never Write for Exposure...or Should You?

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Everyone has already told you never to write for free, but there are times where that rule can, and should, be broken.

Ranking the Gothic Lesbian Victoriana: Quick Reviews of All 6 Sarah Waters Novels

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Sarah Waters is known for her historical, LGBQT+, gothic romance and horror novels, but which is more of which, and where should you start? A quick review of all 6 will help you narrow it down.

10 Things Selling Books at Festivals and Cons Has Taught Me About Writing

Column by Christoph Paul May 5, 2017
I give ten examples of how tabling at book festivals has helped my writing improve.