6 Killer Death Scenes to Tattoo On Your Writer's Brain

Column by JS Breukelaar April 8, 2016
Great death scenes take you along for the ride but leave you short, alone, not quite dead yourself, but not quite as alive as you thought you were. Or maybe more so.

6 Women Who Changed the Face of Publishing

Column by Cath Murphy August 19, 2015
Male writers might get more than their fair share of attention, but if being a woman is good enough for Joan Didion then it's good enough for me.

Three Books About... Transformation

Column by Cath Murphy
Three books about transformation. What can they tell us about change?

The Gift of Gab: Mastering the Maximal

Column by Susan DeFreitas December 4, 2014
Hemingway, famously, kept it short and sweet. But if you've got the gift of gab, like Nabokov and Marquez, you can stretch out with sentences that gallop, guffaw, and bulge with overstuffed wit.

Three Books About... Beaches

Column by Cath Murphy
Buckets and spades. Donkey rides. Tangled deckchairs. Sand in your sandwiches. We all love the beach, and the authors of these three books are no exception.

Five Great Literary Pranksters

Column by Christopher Shultz
It's April Fools Day, and to celebrate, we'll take a look at the antics of five authors who loved a good troll.

The Fine Line Between Experimental and Crap

Column by Cath Murphy March 5, 2013
Fetch the electrodes and the test tubes, Igor! It's time to perform some literary experiments....