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.

How Running A Writing Contest For Kids Can Change Your Life (or at least your perspective...)

Column by Leah Rhyne May 18, 2016
This spring I ran a small writing contest at my child's elementary school. It was the best writing job I've ever imagined.

What An Author Reading Is And Why You Should Go To One

Column by Peter Derk
Always wondered what takes place at an author reading and been to scared to ask?

The Time I Tried to Steal Joe R. Lansdale’s Wallet at Noir at the Bar: Dallas

Column by Max Booth III
Max drove to Dallas and barely survived to tell the tale.
News, Johnny Shaw, Live Reading

Scared About Reading Your Writing In Public? We Can Help.

News by Rob Hart
Reading your work in public can be a daunting task. So we recruited the guy no one wants to follow—Johnny Shaw—to teach you how to win your audience.

An Open Letter to the Indie Bookstore

Column by Brandon Tietz April 9, 2015
We've lost a lot of indie bookstores recently. Here's 4 things to remember as they battle the likes of Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Leonard Nimoy: The Literary Life

Column by Christopher Shultz
He wasn't just Spock. Mr. Nimoy was both a promoter of and contributor to literature and the bookish arts. Let's explore this lesser known side of the actor.

Neil Gaiman Live in Tulsa: An Eyewitness Report

Column by Christopher Shultz
March 10, 2015: It's true that the man behind 'American Gods' and 'The Sandman' is a "rock-star," but he's certainly no stoned and drunken narcissist.

That Time I Read With Chuck Palahniuk

Column by Brandon Tietz October 25, 2014
What's it like reading with one of the most famous authors in the game? About as cool as you can imagine.

Targeting Your Readers One Headshot at a Time

Column by Max Booth III April 29, 2014
We're not saying to threaten your readers with actual violence, but we're not NOT saying it, either.

Speak Up: On The Importance Of Reading Out Loud

Column by Ben Umstead December 16, 2013
Reading out loud will make you a better writer. But as we know with writing, practice is key. So where to start? Ben Umstead shares his take on how one can read out loud and sound good doing it.
Controversy, J.K. Rowling, News

J.K. Rowling Plans US Event For New Book; USA Today Makes Seemingly Sexist Implication About Her Writing

News by Rob Hart August 23, 2012
J.K. Rowling will visit Lincoln Center on Oct. 16. Meanwhile, USA Today makes a remark in an article about her that some consider to be sexist.

Book Readings: Bar vs. Bookstore

Column by Brandon Tietz June 15, 2012
Two readings: one book store, one bar. Which was better? Well, it depends on if you prefer alcohol or silence more.