Blood in the Gears: Jeremy Barlow on Writing Comics

Blood in the Gears: Jeremy Barlow on Writing Comics

Interview by Tyler Jones
Jeremy Barlow talks Star Wars, Aliens, and the craft of writing comics.

The Mandalorian With No Name: How Star Wars Fuses Sci-Fi and Westerns

Column by BH Shepherd
A look at the genre-bending storytelling of "The Mandalorian."

Beyond the Comfort Zone: Writing Outside Your Box

Column by BH Shepherd
An exploration of how writing in unfamiliar genres and formats can help you grow as a writer.

Is It Really Such A Bad Thing To Give The Audience What They Want?

Column by Christopher Shultz June 26, 2019
Fan service is seen as a four-letter word, but that doesn't mean it's actually a curse.

12 of the Weirdest Star Wars Novels in the Galaxy

Column by Peter Derk
Dead heroes, hard-boiled detectives, and space oboes. It's all here.

The Two Lukes: Comparing and Contrasting 'Dark Empire' and 'The Last Jedi'

Column by Bart Bishop February 15, 2018
A look back at the portrayal of Luke Skywalker in 'Dark Empire' as compared to 'The Last Jedi.'

How 'The Mists of Avalon' Redefined King Arthur from the Female Perspective

Column by Bart Bishop
A look back at the 1983 novel and its reframed feminist perspective on the classic male-centric tale of King Arthur.

Lucas and Star Wars: Why Properties Shouldn't Continue Beyond Their Creators

Column by Bart Bishop February 14, 2017
An argument for fictional properties not continuing beyond their original creators.

Darth Trump and Princess Hillary: How Claudia Gray's 'Star Wars: Bloodline' Mirrors the 2016 Election Year

Column by Bart Bishop August 10, 2016
A look at Claudia Gray's 'Star Wars: Bloodline', a novel that manages to be about the current election year without boring readers to tears.

How Harlan Ellison's 'Watching' Predicted Film Twitter, or Why Film Criticism Will Save the World

Column by Bart Bishop
In which the author channels Harlan Ellison's film criticism, collected in 1989's 'Watching', to explain why critics are actually modern shamans teaching secret messages of empathy.

Game over, man!: The Love/Hate Relationship between 'Aliens' and its Tie-In Books

Column by Bart Bishop April 14, 2016
A look back at the soon-to-be reprinted Mark Verheiden Aliens comic series and Steve Perry novelizations, and their complex relationship with the movie continuity.

Anatomy of an Action Scene: The Advantages of Present Tense

Column by Bart Bishop February 4, 2016
A look at how writing in the present tense can amplify an action scene.

5 Screenwriters Who Wrote Their Own Novelizations

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at screenwriters adapting their own scripts into novelizations of popular movies.

Growing Up Star Wars: A Lesson In How To Indoctrinate Your Child

Column by Leah Rhyne December 22, 2015
I can't remember NOT having seen Star Wars. When my child was born, we needed her to feel the same way. But HOW to introduce Star Wars, in the post-Jar Jar Binks era? Did we do it right? Who knows!

5 Storytelling Lessons from the Original Star Wars Trilogy

Column by Rajan Khanna December 17, 2015
Rajan Khanna looks at storytelling lessons from 'Star Wars' Episodes 4-6.

Library Love: The Jedi Are The Best Library Patrons In The Universe

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Of course the Jedi would have amazing archives!

Relegated to Legend: The Stories We Lose in a New 'Star Wars' Timeline

Column by Nathan Scalia December 15, 2015
No matter how good the new Star Wars films are, we're losing one of the greatest and longest-running timelines in science fiction. And that's a shame.

How Backstory Almost Totally Fucked Up the Star Wars Franchise: A Lesson for Writers

Column by Cath Murphy December 11, 2015
The Star Wars prequels almost killed the Star Wars franchise and it wasn't just because of Hayden Christensen's acting. The toxic element was an overdose of backstory.

Ten Movie/TV Tie-In Cookbooks

Column by Christopher Shultz September 25, 2015
Submitted for your reading and culinary pleasures, here are some TV/Movie-themed cookbooks that will either make you salivate or scratch your head.
DIY Shakespearean Star Wars Sonnet Widget Released by Quirk Books

DIY Shakespearean Star Wars Sonnet Widget Released by Quirk Books

News by Raine Winters September 11, 2015
This is everything the world was missing.
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Limited Edition Signed Copies of Chuck Wendig "Star Wars" Tie-In Novel Up for Grabs!

News by Raine Winters July 23, 2015
Why buy it? Because it’s Wendig, that’s why!

Beautiful Void: The Importance of Implied Narrative

Column by BH Shepherd January 31, 2014
Details are important, but so is what you leave out. A look at the subtle art of untold stories.

The Kessel Run (in under 12 Parsecs): A Guide to the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Column by Rajan Khanna August 23, 2013
In the past 20 or so years, the Star Wars Expanded Universe—encompassing books, games, comics and more—has put out a bewildering number of releases. These are the ones to pay attention to.