Column by Rob Hart
The English language is full of beautiful words--and also some blights that should never be uttered, for they do nothing but make us sound dumb. Here are 10 of the worst offenders.
Column by Karina Wilson
Think female killers are rare, IRL or on the page? They're more common than you imagine. Lurid looks at the deadly women skulking in the shadows of popular fiction.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
Some of 2011's biggest blockbusters weren't originally written by film geeks, they were adaptations of novels. What does the success of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' & 'The Hunger Games' teach us?
Column by Jack Joslin
Can boredom be a useful part of reading?
Column by Jon Gingerich
Sometimes the most compelling elements of a story are the ideas and themes that are hinted at but aren't placed directly on the page.
Column by John Jarzemsky
No riots in the streets, no bonfire rallys, no blood in the gutter...are we living in an age of controversy-free literature?
Ask The Lit Coach: "Should I Submit Queries To Publishers If My First Novel Isn't Finished?" and More
Column by Erin Reel
The path to publication and creative focus are the topics this week on Ask The Lit Coach.
Column by Meredith Borders
Duking it out in the ring this month, we have the first novels in concurrent vampire trilogies: THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin and THE STRAIN by Guillermo del Toro.
Column by Kasey Carpenter
An autopsy of Mark Danielewski's 'House of Leaves,' a book you could teach an entire college course on.