Managing a Professional Author Online Presence

Column by Cina Pelayo
Different writers have different goals when it comes to their online presence. Author Cina Pelayo discusses hers.

The Art of the Gross Out Contest — from a Two Time Reigning Champ

Column by Jay Wilburn
Gross out contests have a long and storied tradition in horror. Jay Wilburn, the 2019 and 2020 winner of the KillerCon Gross Out Contest, shares his thoughts on doing "gross" well.

Reviewing Chuck Palahniuk's Reviewers

Column by Peter Derk
September 9, 2020 (2) comments
Book reviewers love to hate Chuck Palahniuk.

It's Hard to Be Scared of the Man with the Knife, Anymore

How do you make a slasher scary, and why do so many fail?

A Prose Writer Dips Her Toe in the Playwriting World

Column by Gwen Goodkin
...because playwriting is a collaboration, the end result isn’t solely the writer’s creation.

Storyville: Why Denouement is So Important to a Satisfying Story

Column by Richard Thomas
Advice on how to make your denouement really shine.

Four Reasons Hulu Executives Were Fools To Cancel “High Fidelity”

Column by Christopher Shultz
This transformative new adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel was sorely needed in 2020, so why the hell did Hulu give it the ax?

The Scarlet Plague: Exploring the Historical Influence of Pandemics on Literature

Column by Jay Wilburn
Comparing the literature that came out before & after 1918, we may better understand how our stories might change following the 2020 pandemic & how we might address our experiences during this time.

The Ancient Universal Truths of Confucius on What is Likely His Birthday

Universal truths are what every writer seeks, and Confucius specialized in them.