Where Is The Guy Fieri Of Books?

Column by Peter Derk July 7, 2022
Because we need a hero to come along and dump a garbage can of books onto this literary scene.

Top 10 Insane Things No Writer Has Done But Someone Should

Column by Jay Wilburn February 2, 2022
Maybe these ideas are terrible, but so are most author ideas. Maybe these unique suggestions will change your career forever. Whether it is in a positive way or not, we'll have to wait and see.

Why We Take Grammar So Personally

Column by Peter Derk November 5, 2021
Your an idiot! No, YOUS the idiot! Why does every grammar discussion get so personal?

Taking Yourself Seriously Is Killing Your Writing

Column by Peter Derk August 26, 2021
Has the the reign of the self-serious writer come to an end? A writer who does not take themselves too seriously hopes so.

How to Write Authentic Fiction

Column by Autumn Christian July 28, 2021
How to write authentic fiction that resonates with other people.

How To Write Your Novel in 20 Easy Steps

Column by Gabino Iglesias April 23, 2021
Want to write a novel? Here's the definitive guide, the best guide ever, the only guide you need to get it done!

The Purr-fect Tail: 7 Books to Celebrate Respect Your Cat Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
March 28th is everyone's favorite holiday of the year: Respect Your Cat Day! Here are 7 books to help you respect your cat (which, ahem, you should definitely be doing already).

Politics, Cash Grabs, and Hair: The End of the Trump Parody Book

Column by Peter Derk January 20, 2021
The well is dry, the dead horse has taken a posthumous beating, and as the era comes to a close, what will we take away?

David Sedaris' 'The Best of Me' for Readers and Writers

Column by Peter Derk November 2, 2020
What's in a best of collection for David Sedaris fans? And what's to be learned by other writers?

The Top 10 Costumes for Writers in 2020

Column by Gabino Iglesias October 6, 2020
It's the best time of the year. With a bizarre Hallloween around the corner and everyone wearing masks, it's time to recommended some costumes for writers.

The Gabino Iglesias Online MFA: Fourth Semester

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 5, 2020
The last semester of the Gabino Iglesias MFA is here! You made it...but not before you get through these classes. Then, the real work begins.

The Gabino Iglesias Online MFA: Third Semester

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 19, 2020
Survived your first year? Welcome to the second year of the world's most honest, useful, and entertaining MFA!

The Gabino Iglesias Online MFA: Second Semester

Column by Gabino Iglesias April 28, 2020
You survived the first semester? Awesome! Here's what we're doing next.

The Gabino Iglesias Online MFA: First Semester

Column by Gabino Iglesias April 15, 2020
I created a perfect MFA. Here are the classes you'll take during the first semester.

Big-Time Author Bucket List

Column by Peter Derk
Everybody needs one. And you need to make it BEFORE you're big time.

Strategies for Surviving a Writing Convention

Column by Autumn Christian January 31, 2020
Some methods on how to survive a writing convention. No gas mask included.

The Top Most Stupidest 2020 Reading Goals and Challenges

Column by Peter Derk
Yours is probably listed. Better take a look.

Why Isn't More Poetry Funny?

Column by Peter Derk
The greatest poetry question since that one that old dude wrote about which road to take.

20 Embarrassing Things Every Goddamn Writer Says

Column by Max Booth III December 9, 2019
Ugh. Writers. Make sure you have a durable vomit bag nearby before reading.

The Worst Fiverr Services for Writers

Column by Peter Derk November 20, 2019
A roundup of some really terrible, though affordable, services.

Tag Yourself: Writers’ Halloween Costumes

Column by Annie Neugebauer
It’s Halloween. You’re a writer. You're wearing one of eight costumes. Which one are you?

What's With Stephen King and Farts?

Column by Peter Derk
Is the King of Horror also King of Farts?

10 Awful Movies We Should Turn Into Amazing Novels

Column by Gabino Iglesias September 30, 2019
There are many movies out there that are awful but contain elements of greatness. Here are ten I would love to see turned into books at the hands of some of my favorite authors.

Ten Problems Only Booksharks Have

Column by Gabino Iglesias
The term "bookworm" doesn't cut it anymore. Here are ten things only my fellow BOOKSHARKS will understand.