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Archived Since:February 28, 2012

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Ten More Well-Written Horror Films

19 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

One year later...IT RETURNS!!!! Column by Christopher Shultz Happy Halloween everyone! If you're like me—a lover of the macabre and an all-around weirdo—then today is basically Christmas for you. This is the day adult-you hearkens back to childhood by donning a costume, gorging on miniature-sized candies, and letting the devil in for a little while. Show More Summary

Take Umbridge: J.K. Rowling Releases Halloween Short

20 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

J.K. Rowling releases a short Halloween story featuring the cheerfully evil Dolores Umbridge. News by Peter Derk Treat-or-Treat! J.K. Rowling has released a special short story profiling one of the viler characters in the Potterverse,...Show More Summary

Culling The Classics: Frankenstein

22 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Sifting through history, one classic at a time. Column by Brian McGackin After a brief sabbatical, during which I may or may not have competed in a ghost story competition in a villa on the banks of a Swiss lake, I have returned to cull as many classics as sense and good fortune will allow. Show More Summary

Grady Hendrix's 'Horrorstor' Moving To Television

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Grady Hendrix's Ikea-based horror novel 'Horrorstor' is being adapted for television. News by Peter Derk Hold on tight to those Grundtals, and don't forget to check for monsters behind that Hemnes. Horrorstör, Grady Hendrix's Ikea-inspired...Show More Summary

Happy Halloween: 5 Creepy Regional Stories

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A grab-bag of spine-tingling tales to make you go "WTF!" Column by John Jarzemsky photo credit: buzzfeed.com It's the most wonderful time of the year. That time when ghosts and goblins roam the streets, terrorizing innocent neighborhoods with demands for candy and promises of fantastic and horrifying lawsuits tricks. Show More Summary

Author Alex Garland Is Now A Film Director

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The official teaser trailer for 'Ex Machina', the directorial debut of Alex Garland, is now online. News by Joshua Chaplinsky Best selling author Alex Garland (the overrated The Beach, the underrated The Tesseract) hasn't published a new novel in almost ten years. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Last Projector' By David James Keaton

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Look! Up in the sky! It's a jellyfish! It's a squid! It's a dildo! No, wait, it's David James Keaton's Post-Modern Crime novel, 'The Last Projector'! Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The...Show More Summary

Attention Deficit Creators

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Some discussion of my own journey with ADD and my choice to get off meds, along with a look at attention deficit tendencies in creative individuals and how to cope with those tendencies. Column by Robbie Blair Back in July, I took a two-month break from all my obligations. Show More Summary

10 Questions with LitReactor Instructor and Memoirist Cooper Lee Bombardier

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

What would you like to know about queer and trans writers? We caught up with writer and LitReactor instructor, Cooper Lee Bombardier, to ask ten questions about his work. Interview by Mary Breaden 2014 has been an incredible year for trans artists. Show More Summary

Monster Mash: 6 Underrated Creatures For Hire

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Tired of vapid vampires? Bored of less than zoetic zombies? There are plenty of mythic creatures that are just crying out for someone to pick up a pen and write about. Column by Leah Dearborn Photo by Pete. Readers have been inundated with stories of werewolves, zombies, and vampires to the point of ridiculousness. Show More Summary

Dressing the Part: A Look at Literary Halloween Costumes for the Family

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

I thought I was going to be Luna Lovegood for Halloween...my daughter decided otherwise...so now I'm judging ALL literary Halloween costumes. Look out, costumes! I'm coming! Column by Leah Rhyne Image via Lake Interlochen (Editor's note:...Show More Summary

8 Ways to Outline a Novel

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

I go into several methods for outlining longer pieces, including free-write summary, skeletal summaries, "snowflake" summaries, visual outlines, and more. Column by Robbie Blair There are countless ways to outline a novel. Ultimately,...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Peripheral' by William Gibson

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

As a favor for her brother, Flynne agrees to cover his shift beta testing a new virtual reality game. While deep in the game, Flynne witnesses something nobody expected her to see. Review by Max Booth III Bookshots: Pumping new lifeShow More Summary

Action Comics #1: Pay $3.2 Million or Read For Free

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

CGC has uploaded a complete scan of Action Comics #1, first appearance of Superman and the world's most valuable comic. News by Peter Derk Thanks to an eBay auction of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman, fans can read...Show More Summary

Product Review: GoodNotes

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

While ostensibly expensive, this is the best PDF reader/annotator for iOS. Editing manuscripts on your iPad has never been this sexy. Column by Christopher Shultz My very first column here at LitReactor, Paperless Writer: Five StepsShow More Summary

For the Love of Monsters: Werewolves

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Shapeshift into a wolf, howl at the full moon, turn your local city into an all-night buffet. You are always hungry, always thirsty, eager to hump anything that moves. Column by Max Booth III There is a scene in An American WerewolfShow More Summary

That Time I Read With Chuck Palahniuk

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

What's it like reading with one of the most famous authors in the game? About as cool as you can imagine. Column by Brandon Tietz I just did a live reading with Chuck Palahniuk. It still feels weird saying it, probably because after thirteen years of reading the guy's stuff...I never thought the first meeting was going to take place on stage. Show More Summary

How to Assemble an Ensemble: Team-Building for Writers

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A recipe for a good ensemble stock to use in your next literary concoction. Column by BH Shepherd Somebody much smarter than me once said that the essence of drama is just putting characters in a room and watching what happens when they bounce off of each other. Show More Summary

The Pleasures Of Writing At Night

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Detailing the pleasures specific to writing at night. Column by Peter Derk Believe me, if anybody has a job and starts at 9, there's no reason why they can't get up at 4:30 or 5 and write for a couple of hours, and give their employers their second-best effort of the day—which is what I did. -Mary Oliver Yeah, totally do that, but in reverse. Show More Summary

The 5 Scariest Grammar Issues: Your Guide to Fearless Writing

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

No matter how accomplished you are as a writer, chances are, there's at least one grammar issue that scares the living bejeezus out of you. Now is the time to slay it once and for all. Column by Susan DeFreitas Whether you're an accomplished...Show More Summary

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