Lessons I Learned Ghostwriting Romance (as a Non-Romance Writer)

Column by Jay Wilburn
After ghostwriting many romance novels, Jay Wilburn learned some lessons that helped with writing stories in other genres.

Are Functional Relationships Ever Interesting In Fiction?

Column by Peter Derk
Bumper stickers are the right place for "I love my wife." Novels are the place to tell the truth.

Baby Come Back...To Your Library

Column by Peter Derk
Let's stop playing "Separate Ways (World Apart)" and get back to "Lovin', Touchin,' Squeezin'."

Platonic Love Between Men In Fiction

Column by Peter Derk February 8, 2019
What's so hard about writing a relationship between a couple loving, intimate, affectionate, bros?

Single And Loving It: A Reading List

Column by Peter Derk
Some folks are riding solo this Valentine's. And whether that's by choice, by chance, or by circumstance, lots of them are loving it.

6 Ways Non-Writerly Spouses Help Improve Your Craft

Column by Raine Winters
Because everyone can assist in this whole "writing hobby thing."

10 Reasons Why Books Are Always Better Than Boys

Column by Riki Cleveland
Books or boys? How is a girl to chose? Here are ten reasons why books will never let you down.

The 5 Stages Of Realizing Your Lover Is Not A Book Lover

Column by Christine J. Schmidt February 8, 2016
It's hard to accept, but accept you must.

Storyville: Making Relationships Feel Real in Your Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas February 24, 2015
Some tips on how to make your fictional relationship feel real.

How To Tell Your Family and Friends You're A Writer

Column by Peter Derk November 24, 2014
A real chat with a real counselor. Learn how to talk to your family and friends about your writing habit, ask them for more time or to support you. Free therapy right here!

Listen Up, Nerds! 5 Lessons from 30 Rock on How to Make Your Characters Down with the In-Crowd

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard July 31, 2014
"Remember everyone, just don't be yourselves..." and other wisdom from the hit TV show, '30 Rock.'

Book Breakup: Tell The Story, Break Up With A Bad Book

Column by Peter Derk May 15, 2014
Is it time to break up with that book you've been slogging through? Let me help.

Five Unconventional Fantasy Relationships

Column by Rajan Khanna February 14, 2013
For Valentine's Day, Rajan Khanna looks at some of the more unconventional relationships in fantasy fiction.