Interview: Tade Thompson

Tade Thompson: Finding What Works

Interview by Jena Brown, May 16, 2022
The prolific author of the Molly Southbourne Trilogy talks process and craft.

Storyville: Unreliable Narrators

Column by Richard Thomas
May 13, 2022
What is an unreliable narrator and how can it affect your writing?

"The Nineties", "Sex, Drugs, Cocoa Puffs", and Worsening Readers

Column by Peter Derk
May 12, 2022
Chuck Klosterman's 2 books about the 90s tell us everything we need to know about books getting better and readers and critics getting worse.
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Interview: Lindy Ryan and Max Gold of the HWA Publisher's Council

Interview by Sadie Hartmann
May 11, 2022
There is no time like the present for the HWA to put together a Publisher's Council. I checked in with Lindy Ryan and Max Gold to ask some questions about its purpose.

Writer's Tilt: What It Is and How to Avoid It

Column by Joshua Isard
May 10, 2022
We present to you some common causes of writer's tilt and how to successfully combat it.

Sudowrite: An AI Fiction Writing Software Review

Column by Repo Kempt
May 9, 2022
A review of Sudowrite, fiction writing software that uses AI to generate content.

How (Not) to Find Your Next Favorite Book

Column by Kleopatra Olympiou
May 6, 2022
Stare into the author's magnetizing gaze, the bokeh of nature and bookshelves behind them: “Come with me,” they say, “I write exquisitely without trying very hard.”

The Impact of Scares That Care

Column by Jay Wilburn
May 5, 2022
Scares That Care has had a significant impact on the horror industry by helping those in need, and they are expanding.

Ghost in the Machine: Can A.I. Write a Good Book?

Column by Nick Kolakowski
May 4, 2022
While state-of-the-art algorithms can expertly mimic your voice, they have no idea about story, structure, emotion, or character. Yet...

8 Machiavellian Books to Make Niccolo Proud

Column by Jena Brown
May 3, 2022
On the anniversary of his birth, we’ve gathered eight books that capture the essence of Machiavelli in nuanced, layered, and complex ways.

The S-Word: Never Tell Someone They "Should" Read A Book

Column by Peter Derk
May 2, 2022
You're using the wrong words to recommend books, and it's costing you readers.