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How to Deal With Harsh Criticism of Your Writing

There’s nothing more vulnerable than the act of making up stories. Whether it’s an introspective personal story or a seat-of-your-exploding-pants thriller, you’re taking something out of your unfiltered imagination and putting it into the form of a product. That people then criticize. How do you handle that? » 7/22/15 1:00pm 7/22/15 1:00pm

10 Subversive Princess Stories That Are The Perfect Antidote To Disney

We love Disney movies, but many of the classic Disney princess movies leave us feeling that all fairytale princesses are good for is meeting their prince and getting married. Here are ten stories that take on those fairytale stories from a different angle, giving us complicated women who want more than a wedding with… » 6/09/15 10:37am 6/09/15 10:37am

Trailer For Lucifer TV Show Is Exactly The Right Amount Of Ridiculous

In order to pull off a good Devil-centric story, first you must cast the right Devil. Constantine’s Peter Stormare was an excellent example of this, as were Al Pacino and Elizabeth Hurley. But now it’s Tom Ellis’ turn in Fox’s TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic Lucifer. Behold. » 5/11/15 3:28pm 5/11/15 3:28pm

Five (Non-Discworld) Works by Terry Pratchett You Should Read

Terry Pratchett is dead and the world is a poorer place for it. But before he left the world, he graced it with many, many, many novels, most of them set in the world (and mirror of worlds) of Discworld. And while Discworld is wonderful (it provokes wonder), that's not the only work he has written. Here are five you… » 3/19/15 8:30pm 3/19/15 8:30pm

The February Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Can't Afford To Miss

2015 is already off to a crazy start, as far as science fiction and fantasy books are concerned. And your to-read pile is about to get much bigger. February brings new Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link, Claire North and Joe Abercrombie. Plus tons more. Here are 23 books you can't afford to miss in February! » 2/04/15 5:37pm 2/04/15 5:37pm

10 Ways To Turn Your Real Life Experiences Into Science Fiction

Unless you've commanded a starship, fought off an alien invasion or survived a global disaster, your life experiences probably aren't too science-fictional. But still, the most powerful stories are often rooted in things that actually happened. Here are 10 tricks for turning your personal true stories into science… » 12/18/14 10:08am 12/18/14 10:08am

Watch Neil Gaiman Read Bad Imitations of Himself

Neil Gaiman was recently on the Wits American Public Media podcast where he got to read the "worst of the worst" of their "Bad Gaiman Challenge": paragraphs that tried (badly) to imitate Gaiman's style of prose. You can listen to the whole episode here or listen to a funny skit with Gaiman called "Alternate Realty" … » 11/21/14 12:06pm 11/21/14 12:06pm