"Cursed": The Road to Redemption Starts with Strong Roots

Column by Amanda Bender
The Weeping Monk is by far one of the most compelling characters in Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller's 'Cursed', and is a prime example of how to craft a redemption arc.

The Bloody New Nostalgia of Splatter Westerns

Column by Jay Wilburn
A number of horror authors have begun exploring the western genre with their own bloody twists, leading to some very interesting results.

How Do We Go On Writing Our Little Fictions When Outside The World Is On Fire?

Column by Christopher Shultz
July 29, 2020 (4) comments
In this age of COVID-19, continued racial injustice, and myriad other issues, it's hard to justify writing anything that doesn't take the problems of the world to task.

Storyville: Tips, Tricks, and Thoughts on Reprints

Column by Richard Thomas
July 28, 2020 (2) comments
Why should you get your stories reprinted? It can help your career!

How to Purge the Thousand Story Ideas Running Around In Your Head

Column by Peter Derk
July 27, 2020 (2) comments
You've got a bunch of ideas dragging on your limited resources. Let's get rid of 'em.

How To Read Between The Lines of Your Rejections

Column by Lisa Bubert
What are those pesky rejection letters actually telling you?

A Brilliant Birthday History for the Brilliant Alexandre Dumas

A man who knew how to live and let his stories breathe like reality.

Flip The Script: H. P. Lovecraft

Column by Sadie Hartmann
July 23, 2020 (1) comments
Five books that flip the script on musty 'ole Howard P.

Traditional, Indie, and Self-Publishing: 15 Myths Debunked

Column by Gabino Iglesias
July 22, 2020 (6) comments
Traditional publishing (which usually means a Big Five press), indie publishing (which means small press), and self-publishing are surrounded by misinformation. Let's debunk some myths.

10 Gems From 100 Years of 'The Elements of Style'

Column by Peter Derk
July 20, 2020 (3) comments
Does a century-old book of writing advice still apply?