The Top 10 Costumes for Writers in 2020

Column by Gabino Iglesias
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
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
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
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.

The Most Nonsensical Terms Used in Book Blurbs

Column by Peter Derk June 3, 2019
Are you seeing these everywhere too? Are you *gasp* blurbing books this way?

The 10 Worst Things About Shakespeare

Column by Peter Derk April 23, 2019
Between his time travel shenanigans and lack of appeal, it's hard to say why we all love this dude.

10 Authors Who Should Run for President

Column by Gabino Iglesias
I would vote for these folks, and they would probably do a decent job.

22 Unorthodox Methods For Tidying Your Book Collection

Column by Peter Derk
Let's get brutal, silly, and illogical about our book collections.

10 Books That Feel Like Exes

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Different books stay with you for different reasons. Not all those reasons are good.

10 Books to Gift Your Enemies

Column by Gabino Iglesias December 12, 2018
For some reason you have to buy a gift for someone you hate. Well, here's a list to help you with that.

How Did Comics Become a Social and Political Battleground?

Column by Peter Derk
Drama of the highest order! Anger! Outrage! Defensiveness! Spider-Men!

The Definitive Guide to Social Media Etiquette During the Dying Days of Facebook (for Writers)

Column by David James Keaton
It's all coming to an end, writers! Your grandma on Facebook... Zuckerberg in front of Congress... Looks like it's time to practice some crucial real-world social skills before the lights go off.

If Classic Novels Were More Like Blockbuster Movies

Column by Peter Derk
Ever find yourself in the middle of a so-called classic that feels like it lacks oomph? Boredom is the disease, and we've got the cure!