Writing Good Gore

Column by Peter Derk October 27, 2021
Your scary story needs gore, and it needs gore done right. Check out these tips and exercises to get your gore game on (knife) point.

The Guns Going Bang Is Sick: The Experimental Hyper-Violence of MIKA

Interview by Gabriel Hart
The experimental mid-west trans author/editor opens fire.
An Interview with Poet/Veteran J.B. Stevens

An Interview with Poet/Veteran J.B. Stevens

Interview by Gabriel Hart
J.B. Stevens discusses the complex issues of war, law enforcement, and writing poetry.

Conflict Without Violence: How to Add More Depth To Your Fiction

Column by Autumn Christian May 21, 2020
Violence is fun. But finding other ways to resolve conflict can improve your writing, and turn an average story into one with depth and intrigue.

Should Stephen King's 'Rage' Return to Print?

Column by Peter Derk August 14, 2017
Stephen King pulled his school shooting novel, 'Rage,' from print decades ago. Is it time for the book to come back?

Storyville: The Proper Use of Violence in Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas July 7, 2017
Violence in fiction—when to use it, and when to avoid it.

What the Fuck Are You Writing For?

Column by Cath Murphy August 27, 2015
People say they write for lots of reasons. All of them are lying. All of them are wrong.

Comics: Get Your Sex Out Of My Violence

Column by Kelly Thompson May 24, 2013
Mainstream American comics are notoriously puritanical when it comes to sex, but not violence, just like the weird land that birthed them. WHY?