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Archived Since:February 28, 2012

Blog Post Archive

eBooks, Sleep, and the Threat To Your Rectum

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Tablets, smartphones, and colorectal cancer. Sleep tight. News by Peter Derk If you need a good reason to put down the eReader and pick up some print, how's colorectal cancer strike you? Okay, that's being a bit alarmist. But a recent...Show More Summary

Seven Important Marketing Lessons We Can Learn From the Bestselling Books of 2014

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Why pay big bucks to marketing consultancies when unlocking the secrets of the bestseller is a simple matter of looking at Amazon lists and making a few snap judgments? Column by Cath Murphy Picking books is a fraught business; difficult...Show More Summary

I’m Dreaming of a Red Christmas: 7 Horror Books to Read Over the Holidays

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Grab some chocolate milk, decapitate the Elf on the Shelf once and for all, and settle in for your required dose of holiday horror. Column by Max Booth III When I originally pitched this article, I did not expect such a severe lack of decent horror books taking place on Christmas. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Both of Me' by Jonathan Friesen

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

While running from her haunted past, Clara meets the troubled Elias Phinn—and then meets his other personality. Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Both of Me Who wrote...Show More Summary

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2014 (part 3)

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2014. Column by Joshua Chaplinsky Another year has come and gone. You know what that means, don't you? Time for...Show More Summary

Hide Your Mistletoe: The Bizarre Tradition of Holiday Romance

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Since it’s the season of generosity, I figured I would give the internet a present: Puritan sex. Column by Leah Dearborn For a long time, one thing about Christmas and the publishing industry always eluded me, and that is the influx of awkward, holiday-themed romances with titles like Tis the Season to be Sinful or Kissing Santa Claus (yuck). Show More Summary

8 Ways to Make Your Characters More Relatable

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Relatability in your characters will help your work strike a chord with readers. This article explores ways that you can make your heroes, villains, and other characters more relatable. Column by Robbie Blair How does one write a compelling character? It's a question so complex that you might as well ask how to write a good book. Show More Summary

Amazon's Biggest Books of 2014

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Amazon's released its list of bestsellers, for better or worse. News by Peter Derk Amazon has released it's 2014 list of bestselling books, and the temptation to dig into its meaning is fresh. Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention Of Wing's is the bestselling title of 2014. Show More Summary

Culling The Classics: Paradise Lost

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Sifting through history, one classic at a time. Column by Brian McGackin It's December, so everything around us is screaming Christmas. It's inescapable. What better way to celebrate the birth of God Jr. than to read a book about God Sr. Show More Summary

GamerGate Inspired Rape Fantasy Self-Published On Amazon

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A thinly-veiled rape fantasy about frequent GamerGate target Zoe Quinn appeared as an eBook on Amazon today, before being taken down. News by Rob Hart For a short time this morning, the GamerGate battle spilled onto literary shores,Show More Summary

A Generation of People Shunned Standards in Writing and Journalism...You Won't BELIEVE What Happened Next!

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

The Internet has given everybody a voice, but are we being conscientious enough about the way we're talking to one another? Column by John Jarzemsky Let me be clear from the start: the sky is not falling. This essay is about what's happened...Show More Summary

Why The Fck Aren’t You Reading Fuminori Nakamura?

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Have you read Fuminori Nakamura yet? Trust me, you need to be reading Japan's master of modern noir. Column by Keith Rawson Image via LA Times Why The Fck Aren't You Reading? is a feature where the columnist spotlights a writer who has...Show More Summary

Finding the Big in the Very Small with Tanka Poetry

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Tanka poets have a unique way of perfectly freezing a moment in time, of turning a short impression into a story of five lines. Column by Leah Dearborn When I was 19 or so, I picked up a book of poems that altered the way I look at writing. Show More Summary

A Sneak Peek into Nick Cave's Handwritten Dictionary

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Nick Cave used to keep a handwritten dictionary, which automatically makes him cooler than you. News by Max Booth III Nick Cave and Tom Waits are constant candidates for the King of Rad competition held strictly in my imagination. Today,...Show More Summary

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2014 (part 2)

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2014. Column by Joshua Chaplinsky Another year has come and gone. You know what that means, don't you? Time for...Show More Summary

Author Neal Stephenson Named Chief Futurist Of Tech Company

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Neal Stephenson is working to make 'Snow Crash' A Reality. News by Peter Derk Magic Leap, "a developer of novel human computing interfaces and software," has captured a lot of big names and big interest in 2014. In February, they put out a press release celebrating the milestone of raising $50 million in venture capital. Show More Summary

A Very YA Christmas: 5 Young Adult Novels with Holiday Themes

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Get in the holiday spirit with these five YA novels featuring holiday themes. Column by Riki Cleveland The holidays are upon us, and the young adults are on break from school. What better way to get in the Yuletide spirit than with five...Show More Summary

The Ethical Author

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Do we have a responsibility to our readers to behave ethically when we market our books? Column by Dean Fetzer I recently received an email that linked to an opinion piece about how authors should be more ethical in our approach to marketing our books. Show More Summary

Storyville: Advance Your Writing Career—NOW!

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Advance your writing career right now! Hop to it—some tips and tricks. Column by Richard Thomas This edition of Storyville is really for the more developed author—those of you who have published some stories, gotten in a few places,Show More Summary

Edit My Paragraph! Episode Seven

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

This column explores the art of revision by giving detailed edits of reader-submitted paragraphs. Column by Gayle Towell This week's theme: Protagonists named Jamie. For some reason. First up we have Tom Adams with the following opening to a short story: Aga must have been sitting there all night. Show More Summary

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