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Culling The Classics: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

4 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Sifting through history, one classic at a time. Column by Brian McGackin Weeeeee're off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. We hear he is a whiz of a wiz, if ever a wiz there was. If ever, oh ever, a wiz there was, the Wizard...Show More Summary

Your Favorite Book Sucks: 'Jane Eyre'

23 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Let's just say what we've all been thinking: 'Jane Eyre' sucks. Column by Daniel Hope It’s time for us to say what we’ve all been thinking for well over a hundred years: The Napoleonic Wars were a big mistake. Also, Jane Eyre sucks. Imagine...Show More Summary

Bad Boys: American Library Association Releases Frequently Challenged Book List

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

The ALA has released its annual list of Frequently Challenged books. And the winners are... News by Peter Derk Each year the American Library Association releases its list of frequently challenged books, commonly known as the Banned Books list. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'In the Course of Human Events' by Mike Harvkey

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Is comparing Mike Harvkey's debut to 'The Grapes of Wrath' a stretch? No it is not. Review by Cath Murphy Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: In the Course of Human Events Who wrote it? Can I invokeShow More Summary

Uni Project Brings Pop-Up Reading Rooms To NYC

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

The Uni Project brings pop-up libraries to various NYC locations. News by Peter Derk The food truck brought food from the restaurant to the street, and more importantly from not in stomachs to in stomachs. The Uni Project is lookingShow More Summary

Edit My Paragraph!

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

This column illustrates editing techniques by offering detailed edits to paragraphs submitted by the readers. Column by Gayle Towell Have you rewritten the first paragraph of your story no less than fifty times? Does it still read like...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Understory' by Pamela Erens

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Tin House go on my Xmas card list for reissuing Pamela Erens' subtle and haunting story of loneliness and obsession Review by Cath Murphy Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Understory Who wroteShow More Summary

Donna Tartt Wins Pulitzer Prize for 'The Goldfinch'

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Donna Tartt's epic tale of art theft and loss has won the biggest prize in American literature. Nonfiction works by Alan Taylor, Megan Marshall and Dan Fagin were also awarded. News by Sean May Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch (LitReactor...Show More Summary

Indie Press Spotlight: Red Hen Press

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Meet your new favorite Indie Press. Column by Brian McGackin Website - Twitter - Facebook Back when I was a young, impressionable grad student (so, like, ten minutes ago), I had no idea how the publishing industry worked. I wanted to be a writer, and I wanted to Have Books, but I really had no clue what that meant. Show More Summary

Gillian Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl’ Film Trailer Released

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A film trailer for David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian FLynn's 'Gone Girl' has been released by 20th Century Fox. News by Riki Cleveland A trailer for the much anticipated adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s thriller Gone Girl has been released, featuring Ben Affleck as the book’s main suspect, husband Nick Dunne. Show More Summary

How To Break Up With Your First Draft

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

You're staying with your first draft for all the wrong reasons. It's time to break free and get to the story you were always meant to write! Column by Christine J. Schmidt It’s time to be honest with yourself: you’re staying with your first draft because you’re not sure you can do better. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Bend of the World' by Jacob Bacharach

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The 'Bend of the World' is a spectacular debut novel. Column by Ed Sikov Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Bend of the World Who wrote it? 'The Bend of the World' is a terrific read – funny, disturbing,...Show More Summary

Is Sci-fi a “Closed Shop”?

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The recent controversy over a possible host for London’s upcoming WorldCon has brought to light a dark side to the science fiction and fantasy genre — one a lot of people like to pretend isn’t there. Column by Dean Fetzer Science fiction...Show More Summary

Boston Is Getting An Amazingly Cool Edgar Allan Poe Statue

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Artist Stefanie Rocknak is creating an impressively badass statue of Edgar Allan Poe to display in Boston, Poe's place of birth. News by Sean May An amazing looking statue of Edgar Allan Poe is coming soon to Boston in celebration of the 165th anniversary of the author's death, according to MyModernMet. Show More Summary

The Ten Worst Pieces of Writing Advice You Will Ever Hear (and Probably Already Have)

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

When is good advice bad advice? When it doesn't account for the many ways that we learn and grow as writers. Column by Susan DeFreitas There is perhaps more writing advice in the known universe than there is actual writing. Or at least...Show More Summary

World Book Night: Free Books, Great Author Events

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

World Book Night, a celebration of books and authors, is coming up April 23rd, 2014 News by Peter Derk It's April 23rd. Your hangover kicked in hours ago. Why, oh why, did you have to hit ANOTHER Earth Day party last night? How manyShow More Summary

'Game of Thrones' and the Power of Resolution

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Season finales don't have to be frustrating moments for viewers, and no other show pulls off a gratifying dénouement like 'Game of Thrones.' Let's discuss the whys and hows of it, shall we? Column by Christopher Shultz NOTE: This column is chock-full of spoilers, not just for Game of Thrones, but for one other television show as well. Show More Summary

Book Trailers...Definitely NOT The Wave Of The Future

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

What makes a good book trailer? What makes a terrible one? What use are they anyway? Let's talk about why most of them don't work and link to some of the best and worst I found, shall we? Column by Kelly Thompson I just spent the weekend...Show More Summary

Amazon Buys Comixology, Expands Literature Empire (Again)

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The media giant has announced that they are purchasing digital comics platform Comixology, in a deal that will expand Amazon's already pervasive reach in the literary world. News by Sean May If you read digital comics, there's a good chance you've bought at least some of them through the incredibly popular Comixology platform. Show More Summary

Diamonds In The Roughest: Guardian Announces Monthly Prize For Self-Published Novels

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

The Guardian has announced a monthly prize for the best-of-the-best self-published novels. News by Peter Derk This week The Guardian announced that it will begin awarding a monthly prize for the best self-published novels. Let's skip to the good stuff. Show More Summary

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