Column by Jay Wilburn
Many authors have a Patreon page. Is it still a viable platform, though? Is it wise for a new writer to start one?
Column by Peter Derk
What's in a best of collection for David Sedaris fans? And what's to be learned by other writers?
Column by Jay Wilburn
Twitch is a platform for live streaming videogame play. Jay Wilburn, an author new to Twitch, explores whether it holds any potential as an author specific platform.
Column by Cina Pelayo September 11, 2020
Different writers have different goals when it comes to their online presence. Author Cina Pelayo discusses hers.
Column by Sadie Hartmann June 18, 2020
Social media branding has a bad rap. When people hear about "branding" they immediately think of corporate business strategies. Branding is important. Here's why.
Column by Gabino Iglesias September 18, 2019
When it comes to writing and research, some really useful tools are hiding in plain sight. Here's a list of my favorites.
Column by Amanda Bender
A look at how #FollowFriday and #writerslift are promoting a follower-focused mentality and overshadowing the real purpose of Twitter: engaging and connecting with the writing community.
Column by Gabino Iglesias July 30, 2019
Your brand can change. Change can be your brand. Here's how you can be a literary chameleon.
Column by Gabino Iglesias April 12, 2019
Twitter is a crucial part of a writer's platform. Here are some folks doing it right.
Column by Gabino Iglesias
Bookstagrammers have become a crucial part of the publishing world. Here are some reasons you should support, get to know, and celebrate them.
Column by Max Booth III February 13, 2019
Instead of surrendering to writer's block, give these ideas a try.
Column by Max Booth III
How much writing would Charles Dickens have accomplished with FarmVille in his life?
Column by David Cranmer
David Cranmer mixes his passions for writing and bird watching to explain how nature has benefited his prose and social media presence. Stretching comparisons with bird-brained analogies? You decide.
Column by David James Keaton
It's all coming to an end, writers! Your grandma on Facebook... Zuckerberg in front of Congress... Looks like it's time to practice some crucial real-world social skills before the lights go off.
Column by Terrence McCauley
The options are almost overwhelming and, if you’re not careful, can become all-consuming.
Column by Annie Neugebauer
What is an artistic nemesis, why do you want one, what should you look for, and how do you find them?
Column by Gabino Iglesias August 23, 2017
From flat-earthers and 9-11 truthers to Nazi apologists and people who think not liking what they like makes you Satan, the web is full of folks ready to pick a fight. Here's how to win that fight.
Column by Christoph Paul August 3, 2017
Start the feud on a Podcast and finish it on Facebook.
Column by Michael David Wilson June 21, 2017
Lessons learned and things to consider when starting an author website.
Column by Gabino Iglesias June 12, 2017
There's a lot of writing about writing out there, but not much dealing with having a writing persona. Here are ten things you should know.
Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
Our review of the cult Italian novel, translated into English for the first time.
Column by Gabino Iglesias February 6, 2017
There's a lot of nonsense happening on Facebook, and it's time authors stop contributing to it.
Column by Bart Bishop November 7, 2016
A look at the author's inability to focus on novels these days, and how Nicholas Carr's "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" predicted all this in 2008.