The holidays are here again. Cue the gift-giving anxiety! I can’t tell you what you should buy for everyone on your list — mea culpa — but I can offer up these 15 holiday gifts for your writer friends. Whether you know an aspiring novelist or someone just nominated for a major award, this guide has a little something for writers of every stripe.Continue reading
Every October, I get a little bit jealous of my artist friends, who bust out their Inktober lists for 31 days of nonstop creative productivity. Instead of trying to get back to my artistic roots this year, I decided to publish an #InktoberWriting Challenge, for writers interested in making the month of October all about their craft. I’ve got two lists of 31 horror writing prompts for you below, so keep reading for your dose of spooky inspiration.Continue reading
The tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons is more popular today than it has ever been in its 44-year history. If you have some D&D nerds on your list this year, I have five new Dungeons & Dragons books that make great holiday gifts, so get your pouch of gold ready.Continue reading
Did you know that the color orange was named for the fruit, and not the other way around? That historical quirk can make it difficult to find other words for orange. Languages other than English also use the same word to describe both the fruit and the color, and many orange pigments, such as gamboge, vary in intensity from yellow to brown.
In 1692, a deadly terror swept through colonial Massachusetts, ending the lives of 20 people and forever changing how we paranoid fanaticism. If The Crucible enticed you in high school, but you never read any other books about the Salem Witch Trials, I’ve got four great suggestions for you below.