An inside view of the publishing industry from a foot soldier.

Storyville: Writing Compelling Dust Jacket Copy

Column by Richard Thomas
Tips for writing compelling dust jacket copy that makes the back of your book sing.

Storyville: Leaving Room for the Reader in Your Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas
Thoughts and advice on how to leave room for your readers when writing fiction.

Storyville: Writing Contemporary Magical Realism

Column by Richard Thomas March 21, 2017 (2) comments
Tips on how to write contemporary magical realism.

Storyville: Writing a Story or Novel Based on One Emotion

Column by Richard Thomas
Tips, advice and process for writing a story or novel based on one emotion.

Storyville: How to Survive a Creative Writing Workshop

Column by Richard Thomas February 22, 2017 (6) comments
A guide to surviving your creative writing workshop.

Storyville: 10 Highly Anticipated Books for 2017

Column by Richard Thomas
Storyville brings you some of the most hotly anticipated releases coming out this year.

Storyville: 101 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year as a Writer Yet

Column by Richard Thomas January 16, 2017 (4) comments
101 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year as a Writer Yet

Storyville: When to Be Conventional, and When to Be Weird

Column by Richard Thomas
When it comes to writing, your story can be conventional or weird, but it has to be satisfying.

Storyville: 10 Neo-Noir Films to Influence Your Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas November 30, 2016 (4) comments
10 Neo-Noir Films to Influence Your Fiction

Storyville: 10 Lesser-Known Stephen King Books Worth Reading

Column by Richard Thomas October 28, 2016 (8) comments
10 lesser-known books by the master of horror that are worth your attention.

The 10 Types of Horror Stories I’d Love To Read

Column by Richard Thomas October 11, 2016 (7) comments
Here are ten horror story ideas I'd love to see.

Storyville: Continuing Your Writing Education

Column by Richard Thomas August 17, 2016 (4) comments
Some tips and advice about how to continue your writing education.

Storyville: Introducing Your Children to Horror

Column by Richard Thomas July 25, 2016 (4) comments
A guide to turning your kids on to horror.

Storyville: What Literary Fiction Can Teach You About Genre Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas June 22, 2016 (5) comments
Here are a few ways that literary fiction can inform your genre fiction.

Storyville: Six Dark Contemporary Films That Can Inspire Your Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas April 21, 2016 (3) comments
Here are some of my favorite recent films, and ways they can inform and inspire your writing.

Storyville: The DOs and DONTs of Running a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Column by Richard Thomas
Advice on how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign from someone who's done it.

Storyville: My 8 Most Anticipated Books of 2016

Column by Richard Thomas January 8, 2016 (6) comments
My list of most anticipated books for 2016.

Storyville: The Top Ten Short Stories of 2015

Column by Richard Thomas December 23, 2015 (3) comments
My top ten short story selections of 2015.

Storyville: How to Write Flash Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas November 4, 2015 (3) comments
Tips and tricks for writing powerful flash fiction.

Storyville: 10 of the Scariest Moments of 2015

Column by Richard Thomas October 23, 2015 (5) comments
The books and films that scared me the most in 2015.

Storyville: Playing With Point of View

Column by Richard Thomas October 8, 2015 (5) comments
Perspective and point of view in fiction is often slippery and elusive.

Storyville: Writer’s Block—Where It Comes From, and How to Break Through

Column by Richard Thomas June 24, 2015 (6) comments
Information on where writer's block comes from, and how to fix it.

Storyville: 10 Ways to Fool Your Readers

Column by Richard Thomas May 18, 2015 (4) comments
Ten tips for the best ways to fool your readers.

Storyville: Shifting Sympathies

Column by Richard Thomas
Tips and suggestions on how to shift the sympathy of the reader from one character to another.