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  1. The Villain Diaries: How to Commit A Perfect Crime

    The Villain Diaries: How to Commit A Perfect Crime

    by Jane Rutherford6 comments

    So you want to commit a perfect crime. Good for you. I’m all for helping the helpless. Take a notebook, a pen, and pay attention, because I’m going to say it only once. Perfect crimes requires planni...

  2. Scary Things

    Scary Things

    by Brandon Nolta7 comments

    Among the other hats I wear, I work as a computer tech supporting the English department at the local university. I bring this up because last week, I was working on rebuilding a computer after the us...

  3. Passing The Torch

    Passing The Torch

    by Brandon Nolta11 comments

    "When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years." — M...

  4. Outlines, And How I Write Without Them

    Outlines, And How I Write Without Them

    by Jane Rutherford14 comments

    I’m sure everyone here has at least heard about outlines. They're those weird creatures that were designed to help writers create wonderful, consistent plots. I’m also pretty sure at least some of you...

  5. Challenges, Contests And Writing Olympics: Why Do We Participate?

    Challenges, Contests And Writing Olympics: Why Do We Participate?

    by Jane Rutherford13 comments

    I’m a very active member of the Livejournal writing community. People there are very creative, intelligent, funny and sometimes slightly disturbing. As you can see, they're very much like you guys. Th...

  6. Stories With A Beat

    Stories With A Beat

    by Brandon Nolta3 comments

    So far, the various posts that have been appearing in this space have talked about various aspects of writing and suggestions on how to improve one’s work. After a while, though, you want to start loo...

  7. Antiheroes: When Good vs. Evil Isn't Enough

    Antiheroes: When Good vs. Evil Isn't Enough

    by Jane Rutherford10 comments

    In the eternal fight of good vs. evil, the rules are simple and well-known. Evil Forces of Darkness want to take over the world, bring total annihilation, destroy humanity, enslave everybody, murder...

  8. What You Bring To The Table

    What You Bring To The Table

    by Brandon Nolta6 comments

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A professor comes into a classroom one day preparing to teach an undergraduate class on religious poetry. A list of names of professional linguists is on the c...

  9. Happy Birthday To Us!

    Happy Birthday To Us!

    by Alex Cabal9 comments

    One year ago today, someone flipped a big switch deep in the bowels of a cavernous datacenter, a steady hum of electricity could be heard, and Scribophile came to life! We've been surprised at how qu...