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Storyville: 10 Highly Anticipated Books for 2017

Column by Richard Thomas
Storyville brings you some of the most hotly anticipated releases coming out this year.

Storyville: 101 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year as a Writer Yet

Column by Richard Thomas January 16, 2017
101 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year as a Writer Yet

Storyville: When to Be Conventional, and When to Be Weird

Column by Richard Thomas
When it comes to writing, your story can be conventional or weird, but it has to be satisfying.

Storyville: 10 Neo-Noir Films to Influence Your Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas November 30, 2016
10 Neo-Noir Films to Influence Your Fiction

Storyville: 10 Lesser-Known Stephen King Books Worth Reading

Column by Richard Thomas October 28, 2016
10 lesser-known books by the master of horror that are worth your attention.

The 10 Types of Horror Stories I’d Love To Read

Column by Richard Thomas October 11, 2016
Here are ten horror story ideas I'd love to see.

Storyville: Continuing Your Writing Education

Column by Richard Thomas August 17, 2016
Some tips and advice about how to continue your writing education.

Storyville: Introducing Your Children to Horror

Column by Richard Thomas July 25, 2016
A guide to turning your kids on to horror.

Storyville: What Literary Fiction Can Teach You About Genre Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas June 22, 2016
Here are a few ways that literary fiction can inform your genre fiction.

Storyville: Six Dark Contemporary Films That Can Inspire Your Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas April 21, 2016
Here are some of my favorite recent films, and ways they can inform and inspire your writing.

Storyville: The DOs and DONTs of Running a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Column by Richard Thomas
Advice on how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign from someone who's done it.

Storyville: My 8 Most Anticipated Books of 2016

Column by Richard Thomas January 8, 2016
My list of most anticipated books for 2016.

Storyville: The Top Ten Short Stories of 2015

Column by Richard Thomas December 23, 2015
My top ten short story selections of 2015.

Storyville: How to Write Flash Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas November 4, 2015
Tips and tricks for writing powerful flash fiction.

Storyville: 10 of the Scariest Moments of 2015

Column by Richard Thomas October 23, 2015
The books and films that scared me the most in 2015.

Storyville: Playing With Point of View

Column by Richard Thomas October 8, 2015
Perspective and point of view in fiction is often slippery and elusive.

Storyville: Writer’s Block—Where It Comes From, and How to Break Through

Column by Richard Thomas June 24, 2015
Information on where writer's block comes from, and how to fix it.

Storyville: 10 Ways to Fool Your Readers

Column by Richard Thomas May 18, 2015
Ten tips for the best ways to fool your readers.

Storyville: Shifting Sympathies

Column by Richard Thomas
Tips and suggestions on how to shift the sympathy of the reader from one character to another.

Storyville: Ten Sexual Influences That Really Work

Column by Richard Thomas March 18, 2015
Here is a list of ten sexual influences that I think work really well.

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.

Storyville: Love Instead of Death—Writing With Heart

Column by Richard Thomas February 5, 2015
Replace death with love, in your writing, and see what happens.

Storyville: Ten Places to Send Your Fiction in 2015

Column by Richard Thomas January 8, 2015
Ten ideas for where to send your fiction in 2015.

Storyville: The Top Ten Things I Read in 2014

Column by Richard Thomas December 29, 2014
Some of my favorite reads of 2014.

Storyville: Advance Your Writing Career—NOW!

Column by Richard Thomas December 16, 2014
Advance your writing career right now! Hop to it—some tips and tricks.