Why We Need Beta Readers Who Point Out Mistakes and Flaws In Our Books

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson ruminates on the gift that is a beta reader who won't shy away from pointing out mistakes, errors, and problematic aspects.

20 Embarrassing Things Every Goddamn Writer Says

Column by Max Booth III December 9, 2019
Ugh. Writers. Make sure you have a durable vomit bag nearby before reading.

Tag Yourself: Writers’ Halloween Costumes

Column by Annie Neugebauer
It’s Halloween. You’re a writer. You're wearing one of eight costumes. Which one are you?

On the Value and Importance of Finding Your Writing "People"

Column by Karis Rogerson
A reflection on why it's so important to have a group (or groups) of writers you can rely on.

10 Plugins Writers Need For Their WordPress Website

Column by Michael David Wilson May 2, 2016
If you want to get the most out of your WordPress website, you need plugins. Here are ten plugins writers need for their WordPress website.

A Writer's Gratitude List: 12 Things to be Thankful For

Column by Rob Blair Young November 26, 2014
A largely humorous list of things to be grateful for as a writer.

The Basics of Starting a Writing Group

Column by Daniel Hope August 27, 2014
A few essential steps that will give your writing group (and consequently your writing) the best chance of success.

Offer The Coffee Branch: A Plea For Peace From A Coffee Shop Writer

Column by Peter Derk May 28, 2014
A peace treaty for coffee shop writers and non-writers, profiling 5 of the worst types of coffee shop writers. Let's end the madness.
Detroit Offering Free Houses to Writers

Detroit Offering Free Houses to Writers

News by Dean Fetzer December 26, 2013
Non-profit Write A House — a writers in residence program in Detroit — is offering free houses to writers.

The 7 People You Meet in Workshop Hell

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard August 22, 2013
Where we look at such non-helpfuls as The Simon Cowell, who reduces group members to tears, and The Networker, who spends each session tweeting how everyone in the workshop is such a loser.

All the Reasons Californication is Terrible Now

Column by Brandon Tietz April 25, 2013
Are you sick and tired of Californication? Don't worry...you're not alone.

5 Famous Authors Who Became Infamous

Column by John Jarzemsky December 17, 2012
Sometimes authors--both talented and otherwise--become famous due to circumstances wholly unrelated to their work or craft.
Novelists Need To Up Production In The Digital Age

Faster, Novelist! Write! Write!

News by Dave Reuss May 17, 2012
The digital age and market-minded publishers are forcing writers to bump up their production.

Planning the Literary Event

Column by Brandon Tietz January 11, 2012
Planning a literary event can be an overwhelming concept for a new author. Here are some tips to make things run a little bit smoother.
James Franco will publish next book through Amazon

James Franco Signs With Amazon For Next Book

News by Rob Hart January 5, 2012
After publishing his first book through Scribner, James Franco will buck traditional publishing by putting out his next, 'Actors Anonymous', through Amazon.
Celebrate National Day On Writing

Celebrate National Day On Writing

News by Rob Hart
Today is National Day on Writing, and you can celebrate by partaking in activities sponsored by the National Writing Project
Morgan Spurlock

Attention Writers! Morgan Spurlock Wants To Capitalize On Your Failure.

News by Joshua Chaplinsky October 7, 2011
Casting begins for "Failure Club," a documentary style program aimed at helping people overcome their fear and achieve their dreams.

Writers Unite To Levy Criminal Charges Against Internet Super Plagiarist

News by Joshua Chaplinsky October 5, 2011
Join the fight against literary theft by aiding the prosecution of one of the internet's most egregious offenders.