10 Holiday Gifts Every Book Lover Needs This Year

Column by Kimberly Turner
These 10 gifts for the bibliophile in your life will ensure that everything else your loved one receives looks totally lame by comparison... and isn't that what the season is truly about?

Storyville: The Top Ten Things I Read This Year

Column by Richard Thomas December 29, 2014
Some of my favorite reads of 2014.

10 Books To Give To Your Crush

Column by Christine J. Schmidt June 12, 2014
Say it with a book!

The Ten Worst Pieces of Writing Advice You Will Ever Hear (and Probably Already Have)

Column by Susan DeFreitas April 11, 2014
When is good advice bad advice? When it doesn't account for the many ways that we learn and grow as writers.

10 Social Media Words That Need to DIE!

Column by Taylor Houston April 10, 2014
These ten social media terms are ready for the reaping.

The 10 Weirdest And Most Wonderful Libraries In The World

Column by Kimberly Turner January 23, 2014
What do camels, donkeys, UFOs, boats, phone booths, and tanks have in common? They can all be libraries. Confused? Check out these weird and wonderful libraries...

Ten Unbeatable Holiday Gifts for Book Lovers

Column by Kimberly Turner December 6, 2013
Why endure door-bustin’ mall shenanigans when you can find perfect gifts without leaving the comfort of home? We've got you covered with 10 presents sure to delight every bibliophile on your list.

Top Ten Best-Worst Lawyers in Fiction

Column by Jessica Meddows October 29, 2013
One of history's oldest professions is also the most despised, yet so popular in historical literature and modern fiction. See if you agree with these ten lawyers rated the best-worst in fiction.

Ten Exceptionally Well-Written Horror Films

Column by Christopher Shultz October 11, 2013
Looking for some Halloween movies that pack a solid writerly punch? These films deliver the scares as well as satisfy the snob in us, offering fantastic nuances in character, dialogue and plot.

10 Essential Elmore Leonard Novels: A Eulogy

Column by Ryan Peverly August 23, 2013
Here’s 10 essential books from the late, great Elmore Leonard to add to your reading list.

10 Stories by Ray Bradbury That Would Make Great Movies

Column by Ben Umstead August 2, 2013
10 Stories by Ray Bradbury that Would Make Great Movies. 'Nuff Said.

Chainsaw Hands and Fishbowl Hearts: The Ultimate Introduction to Bizarro Fiction

Column by Cameron Pierce July 26, 2013
At this point, you've probably encountered bizarro fiction. Whether you're familiar with the genre or just getting started, here are fourteen bizarro books to shock and surprise you.

Iron Giants: A Big Robot Top 10

Column by Rajan Khanna July 19, 2013
With the release of Pacific Rim this month, we take a look at 10 of the best giant robots of cinema, television and literature.

Wasteland Gems: Fiction's Post-Apocalyptic Top 10

Column by Rajan Khanna June 18, 2013
Post-apocalyptic fiction is perhaps more popular today than it's even been. Here are ten of the best examples.

Literature's Ten Most Disturbing Sociopaths

Column by Kimberly Turner June 7, 2013
These characters will dazzle you with wit and charm, then destroy you without remorse. Meet literature's ten most disturbing sociopaths...

LURID: Oooh Mama! Top 10 Bad Mother Figures

Column by Karina Wilson May 10, 2013
Your Mom is lovely. Buy her some flowers. Meanwhile, Lurid takes a look at the not-so-lovely Moms who smash the maternal mold.

Top 10 Storytelling Cliches Writers Need To Stop Using

Column by Rob Hart April 5, 2013
There are certain storytelling clichés writers go back to again and again. And they shouldn't. Because they are terrible, and they need to be destroyed.

10 Big-Time Literary Druggies

Column by Ed Sikov April 5, 2013
An acid trip down memory lane: writers who achieved fame and fortune as (mostly) unrepentant drug users.

The 10 Books That Taught Me Everything I Know About Sex

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky March 22, 2013
Consider this a warning: Properly educate your children about sex OR THEY WILL TURN OUT LIKE ME!

From Elphaba To Grendel: Ten Twisted Fairy Tales

Column by Meredith Borders March 8, 2013
Ten modern takes on your favorite classic fairy tales and legends.

10 Big-Time Literary Drunks

Column by Ed Sikov March 1, 2013
A selection of ten writers who made names for themselves as alcoholics.

Storyville: Top Ten Things Literary Journals Need to Do. NOW.

Column by Richard Thomas March 1, 2013
There needs to be a symbiosis between the journal and the author. Here are some ways that we can make that happen.

Watch Out For That First Step – It’s A Doozy: The Top 10 Time Loop Stories

Column by Meredith Borders February 1, 2013
Celebrate this Groundhog Day the way Punxsutawney Phil intended: with a list of the best time loop books!

10 New Comics To Try In 2013

Column by Kelly Thompson January 11, 2013
10 new comics to keep an eye out for in 2013!

We Survived The Apocalypse And 10 Other Reasons 2013 Is Going To Rule

Column by Meredith Borders January 4, 2013
Meredith lists the ten books she's most anticipating in 2013. What are yours?