Storyville: The Duality of Strong Emotions

Column by Richard Thomas, February 21, 2020
Love vs. Hate. How to employ the duality of strong emotions to improve your fiction.

"P.S. I Still Love You" is All About Love and Heartbreak, in the Cutest Way

Column by Karis Rogerson
February 20, 2020
The sequel to "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" is finally out, and writer Karis Rogerson talks about the best parts of the movie.

Bob Seger's "Night Moves": A Short Lesson on Repetition

Column by Peter Derk
February 19, 2020
Bet you didn't know this Seger classic was a master class in writing fiction.

What Is A "Mary Sue" Character and Do They Actually Exist In Fiction?

Column by Christopher Shultz
February 18, 2020
According to some, Mary Sues are everywhere...but are they? Or is there something sexist going on here?

What My Tattoo Artist Taught Me About Writing Critique

Column by Lisa Bubert
February 17, 2020
...or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Trust My Tattoo Artist.

9 Sexy Poems to Read with Your Valentine

Column by Annie Neugebauer
February 14, 2020
Forget to buy your S.O. a Valentine’s present? Need a last-minute plan for making a night at home special? Set on wooing your literary darling? Never fear: poetry is here!

Five Literary Love Affairs To Get Lost in This Valentine's Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
February 13, 2020
To celebrate this Valentine’s Day, we’re revisiting some favorite literary love affairs typically left off other lists.
Blood in the Gears: Chuck Palahniuk on "Consider This" and the Craft of Writing

Blood in the Gears: Chuck Palahniuk on "Consider This" and the Craft of Writing

Interview by Tyler Jones
February 12, 2020
An interview with Chuck Palahniuk on his new book of writing advice, "Consider This."

Why Don't Men Read Romance?

Column by Peter Derk
February 11, 2020
One brave man breaks the silence about why romance is such a snooze.

5 Ways to Celebrate Your Local Library For Library Lovers' Month

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
February 10, 2020
February is Library Lovers' Month! To help you celebrate, we've got six tips for showing your local library some appreciation.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Writers

Column by Christoph Paul
February 7, 2020
A very serious gift-giving guide for those in love with a writer.