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Ready Writer One: An Interview With Gabe Durham Of Boss Fight Books

16 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Gabe Durham, series editor for Boss Fight Books, and writer of 'Fun Camp' and 'Bible Adventures' answers questions about video games, writing, editing, and Shakespeare's love of dick jokes. Interview by Peter Derk I slept on Nintendo sheets. Show More Summary

The Lost Boys of YA: Are Young Men Reading Less?

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Research reports that guys read fewer books of any genre and boys of every age group have scored worse than girls on reading tests for the last three decades. Why? Column by Leah Dearborn A friend of mine who recently finished six years of military service used to read on the bus between training exercises. Show More Summary

10 Books I Will Finally Read This Year

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I've put them off for too long! Column by Christine J. Schmidt How long is your to-read list? Mine grows by the minute, and with so many new books being added daily, I've left some titles hanging there for years. Well, 2015 is the year I save ten of these cast-off classics. What follows is the list of books I will finally read this year. ... [Continue Reading]

Bookshots: 'The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac' by Sharma Shields

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief review of Sharma Shields' debut novel, 'The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac'. Review by Freddie Moore Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac Who Wrote It? Sharma Shields, a writer who has worked in independent bookstores and libraries all over Washington state. Show More Summary

Culling the Poetry Classics: Robert Frost

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Sifting through history, one tortured poet at a time. Column by Brian McGackin Hello, happy New Year, and welcome to 2015's all-new, all-poetry edition of "Culling The Classics." In the past, CTC has focused primarily on the supposed...Show More Summary

Slashing Childhood: An Erotic Fanfiction Adventure

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

An attempt to better understand slash fiction through the sex acts of beloved childhood characters. Column by Peter Derk Let me be clear, I want to see what happens when significant characters from my childhood have sex with each other. Lots of kids had action figures they mashed together in stiff, open-eyed lip locks. Show More Summary

13 Resolutions for the Reading Life

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Thirteen resolutions to shape your 2015 reading experience, in hopes of making this year bigger and better than the last. Column by Riki Cleveland It’s January once again, and that means it’s time for looking over the past year and setting intentions for the New Year. Show More Summary

Comic Book vs. Television: Hellblazer vs. Constantine

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

How does the new Constantine television series compare to its source material? Column by BH Shepherd The sometimes sorcerer and full-time hustler John Constantine is one of my favorite comic book characters. But even in this golden age...Show More Summary

Preliminary Bram Stoker Ballot Includes 'Burnt Tongues'!

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

The preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker awards has been posted, and 'Burnt Tongues' made the list! News by Peter Derk The preliminary ballots for the Bram Stoker awards have been posted, and there are a more than a few familiar names...Show More Summary

We Are All Idiots: Learning From Our Mistakes and Progressing Our Writing Careers

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A look back at the mistakes one author has made and how he's learned to improve. Column by Max Booth III I’m going to be honest with you guys: I’m pretty dumb. In kindergarten, I once ate an entire case of Tic Tacs to impress my classmates. Show More Summary

5 Ways To Write A Page A Day In 2015

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2015 is the year of the writer, and that writer is you. Column by Christine J. Schmidt Resolutions are so full of hope and positivity, but are they realistic? I tell myself I'm going to go to the gym three times a week, but a few weeks...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Whipping Boy' By Allen Kurzweil

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief review of Allen Kurzweil's memoir, 'Whipping Boy'. Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Whipping Boy Who Wrote It? 'Whipping Boy' far from a "woe is me while wiping away the tears with hundred dollar bills" kind of story. Show More Summary

Dennis Cooper's New Novel is Written in Animated GIF

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Dennis Cooper takes the experimental novel to its logical conclusion. News by Joshua Chaplinsky Dennis Cooper, author of the George Miles cycle and numerous other mind-bending works, has broken the cool people's internet. He has written a novel composed entirely of animated GIFs. Show More Summary

LitReactor Community Spotlight: January 2015

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

The official LitReactor community update for January 2015. Column by Nathan Scalia Welcome to the new middle-of-the-month time slot for the Community Spotlight. This was done partly to make for less confusing titles, partly because it...Show More Summary

Boy Who Came Back From Heaven Never Actually Went

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Are these heavenly tourism books a bunch of Malarkey? News by Peter Derk Alex Malarkey was in a car accident, paralyzed, and went to heaven. And then he wrote a book about it. Malarkey's isn't the only book with this premise. The popular...Show More Summary

Ring in the Noir Year: 8 Promising New Crime Titles For 2015

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A New Year’s roundup of some promising noir, mystery, and true crime to ring in 2015. Column by Leah Dearborn Winter is a good time for crime fiction. The snow has lost its whiteness, all the holiday decorations are back in the attic, and by February it feels like spring will never come. Show More Summary

Bookshots: "Mort(e)" by Robert Repino

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

This isn't your typical 'Milo and Otis'-like, doggie-kittie friendship tale... Review by Christopher Shultz Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Mort(e) Who Wrote It? A wild, imaginative and wholly original tale without any trace of sugar-coating. Show More Summary

5 Most Anticipated Book Adaptations of 2015

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"Why read the book when you can just watch the movie?" -- This, and other questions that can get you slapped in public. Column by Max Booth III As you’ll see every year around this time, there are quite a few lists making the rounds of what we can look forward to in the next twelve months. Show More Summary

Art Assassinates Reality: NASCAR, Screenplays, and Former Lovers

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Is a NASCAR driver's ex an assassin? Or is he confusing her screenplay with reality? News by Peter Derk Here's a weird one: Kurt Busch, a NASCAR driver with a pretty intense history of incidents on the track, appeared in court on Tuesday. Show More Summary

What 65,000 Words In One Month Feels Like: My Life So Far As A Full-time Freelancer

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to write 65,000 words in one month? Well, Keith Rawson is going to tell you exactly what it feels like, and it ain't pretty. Column by Keith Rawson On Monday August 25, 2014, I quit my job. It’s...Show More Summary

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