Storyville: Dissecting Body, Mind, and Soul

Column by Richard Thomas
Dissecting body, mind, and soul in our storytelling.

Dialog Journals and Writing Good Dialog

Column by Peter Derk
Start a dialog journal, fix up your dialog, write better characters, and basically rule the world.

A Walk Down Salinger Lane: The Legacy of an Author in a Small Town

Column by Leah Dearborn
Does the "code of the hills" in Cornish, New Hampshire still protect reclusive author J.D. Salinger in death?

Book vs. Film: "We Have Always Lived in the Castle"

Column by Christopher Shultz
Many think it's Shirley Jackson's masterpiece. Do the filmmakers fill those impossibly big shoes?

You’re A Writer, But Is MasterClass Right For You?

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
MasterClass offers numerous courses for aspiring writers. But are such classes worth the investment? This article seeks to address that concern and give you a brief overview of some of the sessions.

Maybe We Could Stop Deconstructing Books?

Column by Peter Derk
What if we stopped taking things apart and started building something new?

Ditch Your New Books and Reread An Old Favorite, Instead

Column by Jena Brown
Sometimes the best read is the one you know you’re going to love.

Some Kidlit Debuts To Keep An Eye Out For in 2023

Column by Karis Rogerson
A collection of 18 exciting kidlit debuts for 2023!

You Don’t Have to Write About Everything, Actually

Column by Chelsea Stickle
Depending on your life experiences, you may feel obligated to write about: gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, trauma, etc. But you don’t have to.

Book vs. Film: "The Pale Blue Eye"

Column by Christopher Shultz
Edgar Allan Poe plays detective on page and on film, but is it a strong enough mystery to captivate repeated reads or views?